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AGO 1989 No. 8 >  April 21, 1989
FEDERAL PREEMPTION - STATE RESERVED POWERS - MEDICINE, SURGERY, AND OSTEOPATHY - MEDICAL DISCIPLINARY BOARD
FEDERAL PREEMPTION ‑- MEDICAL DISCIPLINARY BOARD ‑- MEDICINE, SURGERY, AND OSTEOPATHY ‑- STATE RESERVED POWERS 1.Sections 422(b) and 423(c) of Public Law No. 99-660 do not infringe upon rights reserved to the States under the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, because these portions of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 carry out a federal purpose, the regulation of interstate commerce.2.Sections 422(b) and 423(c) of Public Law No. 99-660, portions of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, do not preempt independent state reporting requirements for health-related professions such as those contained in RCW 18.180.110(2) [18.130.110(2)] and similar statutes.
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