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AGO 1975 No. 24 >  November 28, 1975
MEDICINE AND SURGERY - NURSING HOMES - LICENSES - OWNERSHIP OR OPERATION OF NURSING HOMES BY LICENSED PHYSICIANS
MEDICINE AND SURGERY ‑- NURSING HOMES ‑- LICENSES ‑- OWNERSHIP OR OPERATION OF NURSING HOMES BY LICENSED PHYSICIANS (1) Nothing contained in chapter 19.68 RCW or in any other state statute prohibits a licensed physician from owning part or all of a nursing home in which he is responsible for any patient care.  (2) Because of RCW 19.68.010, a physician is not entitled to receive a financial benefit from the services or goods furnished to patients of a nursing home or other institution for patient care in which the physician holds some ownership interest when the physician prescribes the services or goods that such institution furnishes to the patient or when the physician refers the patient to the institution.
AGO 1956 No. 202 >  February 8, 1956
LICENSES - EQUALITY - MEDICINE AND SURGERY - RECIPROCITY
LICENSES ‑- RECIPROCITY ‑- MEDICINE AND SURGERY ‑- EQUALITY 1. To qualify for a license as a physician and surgeon, under reciprocity, it is not required that the reciprocity laws of the other state grant an identical or equal right to licensees of this state, but only that such state grant a similar right. 2. The equality required by RCW 18.71.090 refers to the standard of requirements of the law and not to equality of reciprocity. 3. The director may not, by administrative regulation or otherwise, add to the requirements of a statute.  
AGO 1951 No. 040 >  May 17, 1951
MEDICINE AND SURGERY - REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES - FILING WITH COUNTY CLERK - DENTISTRY
MEDICINE AND SURGERY -- REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES -- FILING WITH COUNTY CLERK -- DENTISTRY

1. It is no longer mandatory for practitioners of medicine and surgery to file their registration certificates with the county clerk.  2. It is no longer mandatory for dentists to file their registration certificates in the county in which they are located with the county clerk, but they shall do so with the county auditor.

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