18.52C.010  <<  18.52C.020 >>   18.52C.030

Definitions.

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.
(1) "Adult family home" means a residential home licensed pursuant to chapter 70.128 RCW.
(2) "Health care facility" means a nursing home, hospital, hospice care facility, home health care agency, hospice agency, assisted living facility, group home, or other entity for the delivery of health care or long-term care services, including chore services provided under chapter 74.39A RCW.
(3) "Nursing home" means any nursing home facility licensed pursuant to chapter 18.52 RCW.
(4) "Nursing pool" means any person engaged in the business of providing, procuring, or referring health care or long-term care personnel for temporary employment in health care facilities, such as licensed nurses or practical nurses, nursing assistants, and chore service providers. "Nursing pool" does not include an individual who only engages in providing his or her own services.
(5) "Person" includes an individual, firm, corporation, partnership, or association.
(6) "Secretary" means the secretary of the department of health.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: The definitions in this section have been alphabetized pursuant to RCW 1.08.015(2)(k).
Application2012 c 10: See note following RCW 18.20.010.
Short titleFindingsConstructionConflict with federal requirementsPart headings and captions not law1997 c 392: See notes following RCW 74.39A.009.
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