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Comprehensive plan for utilization reviewLicensing standardsRegulations.

(1) The department shall establish, in compliance with federal and state law, a comprehensive plan for utilization review as necessary to safeguard against unnecessary utilization of care and services and to assure quality care and services provided to nursing facility residents.
(2) The department shall adopt licensing standards suitable for implementing the civil penalty system authorized under this chapter and chapter 74.46 RCW.
(3) No later than July 1, 1981, the department shall adopt all those regulations which meet all conditions necessary to fully implement the civil penalty system authorized by this chapter, chapter 74.42 RCW, and chapter 74.46 RCW.


Effective date1991 sp.s. c 8: See note following RCW 18.51.050.
SeverabilityEffective dates1981 1st ex.s. c 2: See notes following RCW 18.51.010.
Conflict with federal requirements1980 c 184: See RCW 74.42.630.
Effective date1979 ex.s. c 211: See RCW 74.42.920.
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