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Definitions.

The definitions set forth in this section apply throughout this chapter.
(1) "Physician assistant" means a person who is licensed by the commission to practice medicine to a limited extent only under the supervision of a physician as defined in chapter 18.71 RCW and who is academically and clinically prepared to provide health care services and perform diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative, and health maintenance services.
(2) "Commission" means the medical quality assurance commission.
(3) "Practice medicine" has the meaning defined in RCW 18.71.011.
(4) "Secretary" means the secretary of health or the secretary's designee.
(5) "Department" means the department of health.

NOTES:

SeverabilityHeadings and captions not lawEffective date1994 sp.s. c 9: See RCW 18.79.900 through 18.79.902.
Severability1971 ex.s. c 30: "If any provision of this 1971 act, or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act, or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 1971 ex.s. c 30 § 13.]
Medical quality assurance commission: Chapter 18.71 RCW.
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