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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Restrictions on Who May Provide Abortion Services

Washington prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion services.

Only a physician licensed by the state may provide a surgical abortion. Wash. Rev. Code Ann. §§ 9.02.110, .120, .170(4) (Enacted 1991). Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners may furnish or prescribe medication abortion. Wash. Op. Att'y Gen. No. 1 (Jan. 5, 2004).

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