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Health protectionPowers and duties of secretary of health.

The secretary of health shall have the power and it shall be his or her duty:
In consultation with the children's services advisory committee and with the advice and assistance of persons representative of the various type agencies to be licensed, to develop minimum requirements pertaining to each category of agency established pursuant to chapter 74.15 RCW and RCW 74.13.031, necessary to promote the health of all persons residing therein.
The secretary of health or the city, county, or district health department designated by the secretary shall have the power and the duty:
(1) To make or cause to be made such inspections and investigations of agencies as may be deemed necessary; and
(2) To issue to applicants for licenses hereunder who comply with the requirements adopted hereunder, a certificate of compliance, a copy of which shall be presented to the department before a license shall be issued, except that an initial license may be issued as provided in RCW 74.15.120.


Effective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 6 ss 102, 104-115, 201-227, 301-337, 401-419, 501-513, 801-803, and 805-822: See note following RCW 43.216.025.
Conflict with federal requirements2017 3rd sp.s. c 6: See RCW 43.216.908.
Effective dateSeverability1989 1st ex.s. c 9: See RCW 43.70.910 and 43.70.920.
Effective dateSeverability1970 ex.s. c 18: See notes following RCW 43.20A.010.
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