Section 3: Statutes and Regulations on Advance Directives

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The following pages are the actual text of state and federal statutes and regulations relevant to end-of-life advance directives, as discussed in Chapters 1 and 4. They are current as of November 2001.

Washington State’s Natural Death Act Statute
Chapter 70.122 RCW

Mental Health Advance Directives Statute
Chapter 71.32 RCW

Washington State’s Power of Attorney Statute
Chapter 11.94 RCW

Washington Regulations for Serving Medical Assistance Clients
WACs 388-501-0125

Washington State Regulations for Nursing Homes
WACs 388-97-051 through 388-97-07005

Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation on Advance Directives and Patients’ Rights
42 CFR 489.102; 42 CFR 482.13

Federal Regulations Implementing the Patient Self-Determination Act
42 CFR Part- 417 et al.

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