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43.70.470  <<  43.70.480 >>   43.70.500

RCW 43.70.480

Emergency medical personnel — Futile treatment and natural death directives — Guidelines.

The department of health shall adopt guidelines and protocols for how emergency medical personnel shall respond when summoned to the site of an injury or illness for the treatment of a person who has signed a written directive or durable power of attorney requesting that he or she not receive futile emergency medical treatment.

     The guidelines shall include development of a simple form that shall be used statewide.

[2000 c 70 § 1; 1992 c 98 § 14.]

Notes:

     Application--Severability -- 1992 c 98: See RCW 70.122.915 and 70.122.920.