SENATE BILL NO. 5492
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
C 377 L 89
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1989 Regular Session
By Senators Nelson and Talmadge
Read first time 1/26/89 and referred to Committee on Law & Justice.
AN ACT Relating to parenting; and adding a new section to chapter 26.09 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 26.09 RCW to read as follows:
No health care provider or facility, or their agent, shall be liable for damages in any civil action brought by a parent or guardian based only on a lack of the parent or guardian's consent for medical care of a minor child, if consent to the care has been given by a parent or guardian of the minor. The immunity provided by this section shall apply regardless of whether:
(1) The parents are married, unmarried, or separated at the time of consent or treatment;
(2) The consenting parent is, or is not, a custodial parent of the minor;
(3) The giving of consent by a parent is, or is not, full performance of any agreement between the parents, or of any order or decree in any action entered pursuant to chapter 26.09 RCW;
(4) The action or suit is brought by or on behalf of the nonconsenting parent, the minor child, or any other person.