WSR 98-07-075

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed March 17, 1998, 4:24 p.m.]





notice of adoption of interpretive statement



Title: The Use of Automatic External Defibrillators.

Issuing Entity: Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Subject Matter: The Medical Quality Assurance Commission finds that the use of the automatic external defibrillator (AED) is the practice of medicine, and further finds the use of an AED is the furnishing of medical assistance in cases of emergency requiring immediate attention.

Effective Date: December 12, 1997.

Contact Person: Beverly A. Teeter, Administrator, Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Commission, 1300 S.E. Quince Street, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504-7866, (360) 664-8690.  

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