Chapter 35A.70 RCW

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Sections

35A.70.010Waters within cityCity's water supply.
35A.70.020Regulating assisted living facilities.
35A.70.040Buildings, construction standards.
35A.70.050City electrical codeState safety regulations.
35A.70.060Elevators, moving walks.
35A.70.070Public health and safety, general laws applicable.


Waters within cityCity's water supply.

Every code city shall have authority to protect waters within the city or comprising part of the city's water supply pursuant to the authority provided therefor by RCW 9.66.050, 54.16.050, 69.30.130, * 57.08.010, 8.12.030, 70.54.010 and 70.54.030.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: RCW 57.08.010 was repealed by 1996 c 230 § 1703, effective July 1, 1997. For later enactment, see RCW 57.08.005.
Part headings not lawEffective date1996 c 230: See notes following RCW 57.02.001.



Regulating assisted living facilities.

A code city may exercise the powers relating to enforcement of regulations for assisted living facilities.

NOTES:

Application2012 c 10: See note following RCW 18.20.010.



Buildings, construction standards.

In addition to other provisions of the law granting authority and imposing duties, a code city may exercise the powers relating to providing standards for the construction of buildings as provided in chapter 70.86 RCW and shall report the issuance of building permits for new construction as required by *RCW 36.21.040 through 36.21.060.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: RCW 36.21.040 through 36.21.060 were repealed by 1989 c 246 § 8.



City electrical codeState safety regulations.

Every code city may adopt ordinances regulating or otherwise controlling the installation of electrical wiring, equipment, apparatus or appliances as authorized by *RCW 19.28.360 and by other general law and shall obey, observe and comply with every order, approval, direction or requirement made by the director or the commission under authority of chapter 19.29 RCW.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: RCW 19.28.360 was recodified as RCW 19.28.141 pursuant to 2000 c 238 § 102.



Elevators, moving walks.

All conveyances owned or operated by code cities as defined by the provisions of chapter 70.87 RCW, shall be subject to the provisions of that chapter to the extent specifically provided for therein.



Public health and safety, general laws applicable. (Effective until January 1, 2021.)

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: (1) Organize boards of health and appoint a health officer with the authority, duties and functions as provided in chapter 70.05 RCW, or provide for combined city-county health departments as provided and in accordance with the provisions of chapter 70.08 RCW; (2) contribute and participate in public health pooling funds as authorized by chapter 70.12 RCW; (3) control and provide for treatment of *venereal diseases as authorized by chapter 70.24 RCW; (4) provide for the care and control of tuberculosis as provided in chapters 70.28, 70.30, **70.32, and 70.54 RCW; (5) participate in health districts as authorized by chapter 70.46 RCW; (6) exercise control over water pollution as provided in chapter 35.88 RCW; (7) for all code cities having a population of more than twenty thousand serve as a primary district for registration of vital statistics in accordance with the provisions of chapter 70.58 RCW; (8) observe and enforce the provisions relating to fireworks as provided in chapter 70.77 RCW; (9) enforce the provisions relating to swimming pools provided in chapter 70.90 RCW; (10) enforce the provisions of chapter 18.20 RCW when applicable; (11) perform the functions relating to mentally ill prescribed in chapters 72.06 and 71.12 RCW; (12) cooperate with the state department of social and health services in mosquito control as authorized by RCW 70.22.060; and (13) inspect nursing homes as authorized by RCW 18.51.145.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: *(1) The term "venereal diseases" was changed to "sexually transmitted diseases" by 1988 c 206.
**(2) Chapter 70.32 RCW was repealed and/or recodified in its entirety pursuant to 1999 c 172.
SavingsEffective date1985 c 213: See notes following RCW 43.20.050.
SeverabilityEffective date1981 1st ex.s. c 2: See notes following RCW 18.51.010.

Public health and safety, general laws applicable. (Effective January 1, 2021.)

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: (1) Organize boards of health and appoint a health officer with the authority, duties and functions as provided in chapter 70.05 RCW, or provide for combined city-county health departments as provided and in accordance with the provisions of chapter 70.08 RCW; (2) contribute and participate in public health pooling funds as authorized by chapter 70.12 RCW; (3) control and provide for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases as authorized by chapter 70.24 RCW; (4) provide for the care and control of tuberculosis as provided in chapters 70.28, 70.30, and 70.54 RCW; (5) participate in health districts as authorized by chapter 70.46 RCW; (6) exercise control over water pollution as provided in chapter 35.88 RCW; (7) for all code cities having a population of more than twenty thousand serve as a primary district for registration of vital statistics in accordance with the provisions of chapter 70.58A RCW; (8) observe and enforce the provisions relating to fireworks as provided in chapter 70.77 RCW; (9) enforce the provisions relating to swimming pools provided in chapter 70.90 RCW; (10) enforce the provisions of chapter 18.20 RCW when applicable; (11) perform the functions relating to persons with mental illness prescribed in chapters 72.06 and 71.12 RCW; (12) cooperate with the state department of social and health services in mosquito control as authorized by RCW 70.22.060; and (13) inspect nursing homes as authorized by RCW 18.51.145.

NOTES:

Effective dateRule-making authority2019 c 148: See RCW 70.58A.901 and 70.58A.902.
SavingsEffective date1985 c 213: See notes following RCW 43.20.050.
SeverabilityEffective date1981 1st ex.s. c 2: See notes following RCW 18.51.010.