East Asian medicine practitioners in the state of Washington shall provide to each patient prior to or at the time of the initial patient visit the qualifications and scope of practice form. The form must include:
(1) The East Asian medicine practitioner's education. The degree obtained or if the education was by apprenticeship, the dates and locations of the didactic and clinical training.
(2) License information, including state license number and date of licensure.
(3) A statement that the practice of East Asian medicine in the state of Washington includes the following:
(a) Acupuncture, including the use of acupuncture needles or lancets to directly and indirectly stimulate acupuncture points and meridians;
(b) Use of electrical, mechanical, or magnetic devices to stimulate acupuncture points and meridians;
(f) Dermal friction technique;
(j) Point injection therapy (aquapuncture) is defined as meaning the subcutaneous, intramuscular and intradermal injection of substances consistent with the practice of East Asian medicine to stimulate acupuncture points, ashi points, trigger points and meridians.
(i) For the purposes of this section, point injection therapy includes trigger points as a subset of acupuncture points and ahshi points as recognized in the current practice of East Asian medicine.
(ii) Does not include injection of controlled substances contained in Scheduled I through V of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act, chapter 69.50
RCW or steroids as defined in RCW 69.41.300
(iii) Substances are limited to:
(B) Sterile water;
(C) Herbs specifically manufactured for injection by means of hypodermic needles;
(D) Minerals specifically manufactured for injection by means of hypodermic needles;
(E) Vitamins in liquid form specifically manufactured for injection by means of hypodermic needles; and
(F) Homeopathic and nutritional substances specifically manufactured for injection by means of hypodermic needles.
(k) Dietary advice and health education based on East Asian medical theory, including the recommendation and sale of herbs, vitamins, minerals, and dietary and nutritional supplements;
(l) Breathing, relaxation, and East Asian exercise techniques;
(m) Qi gong;
(n) East Asian massage and Tui na (which is a method of East Asian bodywork); and
(o) Superficial heat and cold therapies.
(4) A statement that side effects of the treatments listed above may include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Pain following treatment;
(b) Minor bruising;
(d) Needle sickness; and
(e) Broken needle.
(5) A statement that patients must inform the East Asian medicine practitioner if they have a severe bleeding disorder or pacemaker prior to any treatment.