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PDFWAC 246-812-340

Patient abandonment.

(1) A denturist may accept or reject a patient, but shall respond to any reasonable request for services in the interest of public health and welfare.
(2) The attending denturist, without reasonable cause, shall not neglect, ignore, abandon, or refuse to complete the current procedure for a patient.
(3) If the denturist chooses to withdraw responsibility for a patient of record, the denturist shall:
(a) Advise the patient in writing that termination of treatment is contemplated and that another denturist should be sought to complete the current procedure and for future care; and
(b) Advise the patient that the denturist shall remain reasonably available under the circumstances, for up to fifteen calendar days from the date of such notice, to render emergency care related to that current procedure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.30.065. WSR 20-04-028, § 246-812-340, filed 1/28/20, effective 2/28/20. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.30 RCW and 2013 c 171. WSR 14-24-033, § 246-812-340, filed 11/24/14, effective 12/25/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.30.070(3). Readopted by WSR 98-20-068, § 246-812-340, filed 10/2/98, effective 11/2/98; WSR 95-22-062, § 246-812-340, filed 10/30/95, effective 11/30/95.]
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