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PDFWAC 246-853-110

Permitted publicity and advertising.

To facilitate the process of informed selection of a physician by potential patients, a physician may publish or advertise the following information, provided that the information disclosed by the physician in such publication or advertisement complies with all other ethical standards promulgated by the board;
(1) Name, including name of professional service corporation or clinic, and names of professional associates, addresses and telephone numbers;
(2) Date and place of birth;
(3) Date and fact of admission to practice in Washington and other states;
(4) Accredited schools attended with dates of graduation, degrees and other scholastic distinction;
(5) Teaching positions;
(6) Membership in osteopathic or medical fraternities, societies and associations;
(7) Membership in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies;
(8) Whether credit cards or other credit arrangements are accepted;
(9) Office and telephone answering service hours;
(10) Fee for an initial examination and/or consultation;
(11) Availability upon request of a written schedule of fees or range of fees for specific services;
(12) The range of fees for specified routine professional services, provided that the statement discloses that the specific fee within the range which will be charged will vary depending upon the particular matter to be handled for each patient, and the patient is entitled without obligation to an estimate of the fee within the range likely to be charged;
(13) Fixed fees for specified routine professional services, the description of which would not be misunderstood by or be deceptive to a prospective patient, provided that the statement discloses that the quoted fee will be available only to patients whose matters fall into the services described, and that the client is entitled without obligation to a specific estimate of the fee likely to be charged.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.57.005. WSR 90-24-055 (Order 100B), recodified as § 246-853-110, filed 12/3/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: 1979 c 117 § 3(5). WSR 79-12-064 (Order PL 322), § 308-138-310, filed 11/29/79.]
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