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Laws Relating To Fluoridation Washington State Constitution

Laws Relating To Fluoridation Washington State Constitution

Washington State Constitution

ARTICLE I: DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

SECTION 1: POLITICAL POWER. All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.

SECTION 3: PERSONAL RIGHTS. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

SECTION 11: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Absolute freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment, belief and worship, shall be guaranteed to every individual...

Washington State Laws conferring the power to refuse medication by persons in nursing homes, the mentally ill, the dying: 

RCW 35.88 Water pollution — protection from

RCW 35A.11.020 Powers vested in legislative bodies of noncharter and charter code cities

RCW 35A.70.070 Public health and safety, general laws applicable

"Every code city may exercise the powers authorized and shall perform the duties imposed upon cities of like population relating to the public health and safety as provided by Title 70 RCW and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, shall:... (6) exercise control over water pollution as provided in chapter 35.88.

RCW 57.08.012 Fluoridation of water authorized

"A water district by a majority vote of its board of commissioners may fluoridate the water supply system of the water district. The commissioners may cause the proposition of fluoridation of the water supply to be submitted to the electors of the water district at any general election or special election to be called for the purpose of voting on the proposition. The proposition must be approved by a majority of the electors voting on the proposition to become effective."

Is fluoride a drug?  We firmly believe so, based on Washington State Law RCW 69.04.009 & RCW 69.04.490:

RCW 69.04.009 "Drugs"

“The term "drug" means . . . articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; and (3) articles (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals . . .”

RCW 69.04.490 Drugs — Misbranding by failure to show usual name and ingredientsThis states that a drug is misbranded if it fails to list all ingredients.

RCW 69.41.085  Medication assistance — Community-based care setting

“Individuals residing in community-based care settings . . . may receive medication assistance. Nothing in this chapter affects the right of an individual to refuse medication or requirements relating to informed consent.”

RCW 70.122.010   Legislative findings

“The legislature finds that adult persons have the fundamental right to control the decisions relating to the rendering of their own health care...”

RCW 70.129.120  Restraints — Physical or chemical

“The resident has the right to be free from physical restraint or chemical restraint.”

RCW 70.129.140  Quality of life — Rights

“The resident has the right . . . to refuse any particular service...”

RCW 70.142.010 Establishment of standards for chemical contaminants in drinking water by state board of health

RCW 70.142.040 Establishment of water quality standards by local health department in large counties

RCW 71.05.215  Right to refuse antipsychotic medicine — Rules

Affirms an individual’s right to refuse medication by stating that individuals can refuse antipsychotic medication.

WAC 246-290-460 Fluoridation of drinking water

WAC 246-895-010 “Definitions” and WAC 246-895-070 "Components" clarify the above points.

 
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