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WAC 415-104-640

Lungs and chest wall—General.

The following conditions of the lungs and chest are causes for rejection of membership, until study indicates recovery without disqualifying sequelae:
(1) Abnormal elevation of the diaphragm on either side;
(2) Acute abscess of the lung;
(3) Acute bronchitis until the condition is cured;
(4) Acute fibrinous pleurisy, associated with acute nontuberculous pulmonary infection;
(5) Acute mycotic disease of the lung such as coccidioidomycosis and histoplasmosis;
(6) Acute nontuberculous pneumonia;
(7) Foreign body in trachea or bronchus;
(8) Foreign body of the chest wall causing symptoms;
(9) Lobectomy, history of, for a nontuberculous nonmalignant lesion with residual pulmonary disease. Removal of more than one lobe is cause for rejection regardless of the absence of residuals;
(10) Other traumatic lesions of the chest or its contents;
(11) Pneumothorax, regardless of etiology or history thereof;
(12) Recent fracture of ribs, sternum, clavicle, or scapula;
(13) Significant abnormal findings on physical examination of the chest.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-640, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-50-150.]
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