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WAC 415-104-663

Nose and sinuses.

The following conditions of the nose and sinuses are causes for rejection of membership:
(1) Allergic manifestations:
(a) Chronic atophic rhinitis;
(b) Hay fever if severe; or if not controllable by antihistamines or by desensitization, or both;
(2) Choana, atresia, or stenosis of, if symptomatic;
(3) Nasal septum, perforation of:
(a) Associated with interference of function, ulceration or crusting, and when the result of organic disease;
(b) If progressive;
(c) If respiration is accompanied by a whistling sound;
(4) Sinusitis, acute;
(5) Sinusitis, chronic, when more than mild:
(a) Evidenced by any of the following: Chronic purulent nasal discharge, large nasal polyps, hyperplastic changes of the nasal tissues, or symptoms requiring frequent medical attention;
(b) Confirmed by transillumination or X-ray examination or both.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), ยง 415-104-663, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-50-180.]
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