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RCW 51.04.050

Physician or licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner's testimony not privileged.

In all hearings, actions or proceedings before the department or the board of industrial insurance appeals, or before any court on appeal from the board, any physician or licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner having theretofore examined or treated the claimant may be required to testify fully regarding such examination or treatment, and shall not be exempt from so testifying by reason of the relation of the physician or licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner to patient.

[2004 c 65 § 2; 1961 c 23 §51.04.050 . Prior: 1915 c 188 § 4; RRS § 7687.]

Notes:

     Report to legislature -- Effective date -- Severability -- 2004 c 65: See notes following RCW 51.04.030.

Nurse-patient privilege subject to RCW 51.04.050: RCW 5.62.030.