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Abuse

Children, Elderly Persons, Others at Risk

The WSMA supports and encourages physicians and other health care providers to report suspected abuse of children and "vulnerable" adults. Any person who in good faith makes a report and gives testimony in regard to suspected abuse is immune from civil or criminal liability. (RCW 26.44; CHS Rpt B, A-84; CHS Rpt D, A-83; CHS Rpt D, A-82; Res 18, B-82) (Reaffirmed A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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