2015 Revised Code of Washington
Title 70 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
70.24 Control and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
70.24.090 Pregnant women—Test for syphilis.
RCW 70.24.090 Pregnant women—Test for syphilis.
Every physician attending a pregnant woman in the state of Washington during gestation shall, in the case of each woman so attended, take or cause to be taken a sample of blood of such woman at the time of first examination, and submit such sample to an approved laboratory for a standard serological test for syphilis. If the pregnant woman first presents herself for examination after the fifth month of gestation the physician or other attendant shall in addition to the above, advise and urge the patient to secure a medical examination and blood test before the fifth month of any subsequent pregnancies.
[1939 c 165 § 1; RRS § 6002-1.]
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