Washington Revised Code Title 9A. Washington Criminal Code § 9A.42.045. Palliative care

RCW 9A.42.020 , 9A.42.030 , 9A.42.035 , and 9A.42.037 do not apply when a terminally ill or permanently unconscious person or his or her legal surrogate, as set forth in chapter 7.70 RCW, requests, and the person receives, palliative care from a licensed home health agency, hospice agency, nursing home, or hospital providing care under the medical direction of a physician.  As used in this section, the terms “terminally ill” and “permanently unconscious” have the same meaning as “terminal condition” and “permanent unconscious condition” in chapter 70.122 RCW.


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