2015 Revised Code of Washington
Title 70 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
70.24 Control and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
70.24.120 Sexually transmitted disease case investigators—Authority to withdraw blood.
RCW 70.24.120 Sexually transmitted disease case investigators—Authority to withdraw blood.
Sexually transmitted disease case investigators, upon specific authorization from a physician, are hereby authorized to perform venipuncture or skin puncture on a person for the sole purpose of withdrawing blood for use in sexually transmitted disease tests.
The term "sexually transmitted disease case investigator" shall mean only those persons who:
(1) Are employed by public health authorities; and
(2) Have been trained by a physician in proper procedures to be employed when withdrawing blood in accordance with training requirements established by the department of health; and
(3) Possess a statement signed by the instructing physician that the training required by subsection (2) of this section has been successfully completed.
The term "physician" means any person licensed under the provisions of chapters 18.57 or 18.71 RCW.
[1991 c 3 § 324; 1988 c 206 § 913; 1977 c 59 § 1.]
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