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RCW 70.54.220

Practitioners to provide information on prenatal testing and cord blood banking.

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.

[2009 c 495 § 9; (2009 c 495 § 8 expired July 1, 2010); 2008 c 56 § 2; 1988 c 276 § 5.]

Notes:

     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.]