All persons licensed or certified by the state of Washington to provide prenatal care or to practice medicine shall provide information to all pregnant women in their care regarding:
(1) The use and availability of prenatal tests; and
(2) Using objective and standardized information: (a) The differences between and potential benefits and risks involved in public and private cord blood banking that is sufficient to allow a pregnant woman to make an informed decision before her third trimester of pregnancy on whether to participate in a private or public cord blood banking program; and (b) the opportunity to donate, to a public cord blood bank, blood and tissue extracted from the placenta and umbilical cord following delivery of a newborn child.
Effective date—2009 c 495 § 9:
"Section 9 of this act takes effect July 1, 2010." [ 2009 c 495 § 16.
Expiration date—2009 c 495 § 8:
"Section 8 of this act expires July 1, 2010." [ 2009 c 495 § 15.
Purpose—Effective date—2008 c 56:
See note following RCW 70.54.222
Effective date—1988 c 276 § 5:
"Section 5 of this act shall take effect December 31, 1989." [ 1988 c 276 § 10.