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Definitions.

The definitions set forth in this section apply throughout this chapter.
(1) "Commission" means the Washington medical commission.
(2) "Department" means the department of health.
(3) "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.
(4) "Practice medicine" has the meaning defined in RCW 18.71.011.
(5) "Secretary" means the secretary of health or the secretary's designee.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: The definitions in this section have been alphabetized pursuant to RCW 1.08.015(2)(k).
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.]
Washington medical commission: Chapter 18.71 RCW.
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