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RCW 48.30A.015

Unlawful acts—Penalties.

(1) It is unlawful for a person:
(a) Knowing that the payment is for the referral of a claimant to a service provider, either to accept payment from a service provider or, being a service provider, to pay another; or
(b) To provide or claim or represent to have provided services to a claimant, knowing the claimant was referred in violation of (a) of this subsection.
(2) It is unlawful for a service provider to engage in a regular practice of waiving, rebating, giving, paying, or offering to waive, rebate, give, or pay all or any part of a claimant's casualty or property insurance deductible.
(3) A violation of this section constitutes trafficking in insurance claims.
(4)(a) Trafficking in insurance claims is a gross misdemeanor for a single violation.
(b) Each subsequent violation, whether alleged in the same or in subsequent prosecutions, is a class C felony.
NOTES:
IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.
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