Chapter 70.41 RCW

HOSPITAL LICENSING AND REGULATION

Sections

70.41.005Transfer of duties to the department of health.
70.41.010Declaration of purpose.
70.41.020Definitions.
70.41.030Standards and rules.
70.41.040Enforcement of chapterPersonnelMerit system.
70.41.045Hospital surveys or auditsFrequent problems to be posted on agency web sitesHospital evaluation of survey or audit, formNotice.
70.41.080Fire protection.
70.41.090Hospital license requiredCertificate of need requiredParticipation in Washington rural health access preservation pilot.
70.41.100Applications for licenses and renewalsFees.
70.41.110Licenses, provisional licensesIssuance, duration, assignment, posting.
70.41.115Specialty hospitalsLicensesExemptions.
70.41.120Inspection of hospitalsFinal reportAlterations or additions, new facilitiesCoordination with state and local agenciesNotice of inspection.
70.41.122Exemption from RCW 70.41.120 for hospitals accredited by other entities.
70.41.125Hospital construction review processCoordination with state and local agencies.
70.41.130Denial, suspension, revocation, modification of licenseProcedure.
70.41.150Denial, suspension, revocation of licenseDisclosure of information.
70.41.155Duty to investigate patient well-being.
70.41.160Remedies available to departmentDuty of attorney general.
70.41.170Operating or maintaining unlicensed hospital or unapproved tertiary health servicePenalty.
70.41.180Physicians' services.
70.41.190Medical records of patientsRetention and preservation.
70.41.200Quality improvement and medical malpractice prevention programQuality improvement committeeSanction and grievance proceduresInformation collection, reporting, and sharing.
70.41.210Duty to report restrictions on health care practitioners' privileges based on unprofessional conductPenalty.
70.41.220Duty to keep records of restrictions on practitioners' privilegesPenalty.
70.41.230Duty of hospital to request information on physicians granted privileges.
70.41.235Doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgeryDiscrimination based on board certification is prohibited.
70.41.240Information regarding conversion of hospitals to nonhospital health care facilities.
70.41.250Cost disclosure to health care providers.
70.41.300Long-term careDefinitions.
70.41.310Long-term careProgram information to be provided to hospitalsInformation on options to be provided to patients.
70.41.320Long-term carePatient discharge requirements for hospitals and acute care facilitiesPilot projects.
70.41.322Discharge planningRequirementsLay caregivers.
70.41.324Discharge planningCertain policies and criteria not required.
70.41.326Discharge planningConstructionLiability.
70.41.330Hospital complaint toll-free telephone number.
70.41.340Investigation of hospital complaintsRules.
70.41.350Emergency care provided to victims of sexual assaultDevelopment of informational materials on emergency contraceptionRules.
70.41.360Emergency care provided to victims of sexual assaultDepartment to respond to violationsTask force.
70.41.365Statewide sexual assault kit tracking systemParticipation by hospitals.
70.41.370Investigation of complaints of violations concerning nursing technicians.
70.41.380Notice of unanticipated outcomes.
70.41.390Safe patient handling.
70.41.400Patient billingWritten statement describing who may be billing the patient requiredContact phone numbersExceptions.
70.41.410Nurse staffing committeeDefinitions.
70.41.420Nurse staffing committee.
70.41.425Nurse staffingDepartment investigations.
70.41.430Licensed hospitals must adopt a policy regarding methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)Elements.
70.41.440Duty to report violent injuriesPreservation of evidenceImmunityPrivilege.
70.41.450Estimated charges of hospital servicesNotice.
70.41.460Contract with department of corrections.
70.41.470Information to be made widely available by certain hospitalsCommunity health needs assessmentDescription of community servedCommunity benefit implementation strategy.
70.41.480FindingsIntentAuthority to prescribe prepackaged emergency medicationsDefinitions.
70.41.490Authorization for certain transfers of drugs between hospitals and their affiliated companies.
70.41.500Down syndromeParent information.
70.41.900Severability1955 c 267.

NOTES:

Actions for negligence against hospitals, evidence and proof required to prevail: RCW 4.24.290.
Employment of dental hygienist without supervision of dentist authorized: RCW 18.29.056.
Hospitals, hospital personnel, actions against, limitation of: RCW 4.16.350.
Identification of potential anatomical parts donorsProcurement organizations: RCW 68.64.120.
Immunity from civil liability for certain types of medical care: RCW 4.24.300, 18.71.220.
Labor regulations, collective bargainingHealth care activities: Chapter 49.66 RCW.
Records of hospital committee or board, immunity from process: RCW 4.24.250.
Standards and procedures for hospital staff membership or privileges: Chapter 70.43 RCW.
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