90 Day Pre-Suit Notice for Professional Negligence Claims Ruled Unconstitutional by Washington Supreme Court

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In yet another recent set-back to health care providers, the Washington Supreme Court ruled last week that RCW 7.70.100(1), which requires that a 90 day pre-suit notice be provided prior to filing professional negligence lawsuits against health care providers, irreconcilably conflicts with Court Rule 3(a) and is thus an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers doctrine.

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