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PDFWAC 415-104-648

Lungs and chest—Nontuberculous lesions.

The following nontubercular lesions of the lungs and chest are causes for rejection of membership:
(1) Acute mastitis, chronic cystic mastitis, if more than mild;
(2) Bronchial asthma, except for childhood asthma with a trustworthy history of freedom from symptoms since the twelfth birthday;
(3) Bronchitis, chronic with evidence of pulmonary function disturbance;
(4) Bronchiectasis;
(5) Bronchopleura fistula;
(6) Bullous or generalized pulmonary emphysema;
(7) Chronic abscess of lung;
(8) Chronic fibrous pleuritis of sufficient extent to interfere with pulmonary function or obscure the lung field in the roentgenogram;
(9) Chronic mycotic diseases of the lung including coccidioidomycosis; residual cavitation or more than a few small-sized inactive and stable residual modules demonstrated to be due to mycotic disease;
(10) Empyema, residual sacculation or unhealed sinuses of chest wall following operation for empyema;
(11) Extensive pulmonary fibrosis from any cause, producing dyspnea on exertion;
(12) Foreign body of the lung or mediastinum causing symptoms or active inflammatory reaction;
(13) Multiple cystic disease of the lung or solitary cyst which is large and incapacitating;
(14) New growth on breast, history of mastectomy;
(15) Osteomyelitis of rib, sternum, clavicle, scapula, or vertebra;
(16) Pleurisy with effusion of unknown origin within the preceding five years;
(17) Sarcoidosis, see WAC 415-104-710;
(18) Suppurative periostitis of rib, sternum, clavicle, scapula, or vertebra.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-648, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-50-150.]
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