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Chapter 18.53 RCW



HTMLPDF 18.53.005Legislative finding and declaration.
HTMLPDF 18.53.010DefinitionScope of practice.
HTMLPDF 18.53.021License required.
HTMLPDF 18.53.030Temporary permitWhen issued.
HTMLPDF 18.53.035Credentialing by endorsement.
HTMLPDF 18.53.040ExemptionsExceptionsLimitation.
HTMLPDF 18.53.050License renewal.
HTMLPDF 18.53.060License applicantsEligibilityQualificationsExaminationsException.
HTMLPDF 18.53.070LicensingProcedures, requirements, fees.
HTMLPDF 18.53.100Disciplinary actionGrounds.
HTMLPDF 18.53.101Application of uniform disciplinary act.
HTMLPDF 18.53.140Unlawful acts.
HTMLPDF 18.53.145Unlawful advertising of indemnity benefits.
HTMLPDF 18.53.150Violations generallyPenalty.
HTMLPDF 18.53.160Public aid ocular servicesDiscrimination prohibited.
HTMLPDF 18.53.165Discrimination prohibitedLegislative finding and declaration.
HTMLPDF 18.53.170Discrimination prohibitedAcceptance of services by state agencies and subdivisions.
HTMLPDF 18.53.175Discrimination prohibitedState agencies and subdivisionsOfficials and employees.
HTMLPDF 18.53.180Discrimination prohibitedAgreements or contracts by state and subdivisions.
HTMLPDF 18.53.185Discrimination prohibitedCosts immaterial.
HTMLPDF 18.53.190Discrimination prohibitedApplication of law.
HTMLPDF 18.53.200Privileged communications.
HTMLPDF 18.53.210Inactive license status.
HTMLPDF 18.53.900Short title1919 c 144.
HTMLPDF 18.53.901Severability1973 c 48.
HTMLPDF 18.53.920Repeal1919 c 144.


Reviser's note: Certain powers and duties of the department of licensing and the director of licensing transferred to the department of health and the secretary of health. See RCW 43.70.220.
Health professions accountFees creditedRequirements for biennial budget requestUnappropriated funds: RCW 43.70.320.
Homeless person vision services: RCW 43.20A.800 through 43.20A.845.
Rebating by practitioners of healing professions prohibited: Chapter 19.68 RCW.