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AGO Opinions with Topic: OWNERSHIP OR OPERATION OF NURSING HOMES BY LICENSED PHYSICIANS
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.
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