70.38.230  <<  70.38.250 >>   70.38.260

Redistribution and addition of bedsDetermination.

(1) The need for projects identified in *RCW 70.38.240 shall be determined using the individual planning area's estimated nursing home bed need ratio and includes but is not limited to the following criteria:
(a) The current capacity of nursing homes and other long-term care services;
(b) The occupancy rates of nursing homes and other long-term care services over the previous two-year period; and
(c) The ability of the other long-term care services to serve all people regardless of payor source.
(2) For the purposes of this section, nursing home beds include long-term care units or distinct part long-term care units located in a hospital that is licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW.


*Reviser's note: RCW 70.38.240 expired June 30, 2004.
Effective date1999 c 376: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect July 1, 1999." [ 1999 c 376 § 4.]
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