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PDFWAC 182-554-200

Enteral nutrition—Definitions.

The following terms and definitions and those found in chapter 182-500 WAC apply to this chapter:
"BMI" see "body mass index."
"Body mass index (BMI)" - Means a number that shows body weight relative to height, and is calculated using inches and pounds or meters and kilograms.
"Dietitian" - Means a dietitian who is registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and who is certified by the Washington state department of health (DOH).
"Enteral nutrition" - Means the use of medically necessary nutritional products alone, or in combination with traditional food, when a client is unable to consume enough traditional food to meet nutritional requirements. Enteral nutrition may be provided orally or via feeding tube.
"Enteral nutrition equipment" - Means durable medical feeding pumps and intravenous (IV) poles used in conjunction with nutrition supplies to dispense formula to a client.
"Enteral nutrition product" -  Means formulas or solutions that help a person meet nutritional requirements.
"Enteral nutrition supplies" - Means the supplies, such as nasogastric, gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes, necessary to allow nutritional support via the alimentary canal or any route connected to the gastrointestinal system.
"Growth chart" - Means a series of percentile curves that illustrate the distribution of select body measurements (i.e., length, height, weight, and age) in children published by the World Health Organization (WHO), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics. CDC growth charts: United States.
"Orally administered enteral nutrition products" - Means formulas or solutions that a person consumes orally for nutritional support.
"Tube-delivered enteral nutrition products" - Means the nutritional support that a person receives through a tube into a person's stomach or small intestine.
"Women, infants, and children (WIC) program" (Also known as WIC program) -  See WAC 246-790-001.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 17-08-009, § 182-554-200, filed 3/24/17, effective 5/1/17. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-554-200, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: 2009 c 564 § 1109, RCW 74.04.050, and 74.08.090. WSR 10-01-138, § 388-554-200, filed 12/21/09, effective 1/21/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.530 and chapter 74.09 RCW. WSR 05-04-059, § 388-554-200, filed 1/28/05, effective 3/1/05.]
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