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PDFWAC 246-302-010


The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Adverse health event" or "adverse event" means the list of twenty-nine serious reportable events updated and adopted by the National Quality Forum in 2011, in its consensus report on serious reportable events in health care including all appendices. Adverse health events are listed in WAC 246-302-030.
(2) "Ambulatory surgical facility" means a facility licensed under chapter 70.230 RCW.
(3) "Childbirth center" means a facility licensed under chapter 18.46 RCW.
(4) "Department" means the department of health.
(5) "Hospital" means a facility licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW.
(6) "Medical facility" means a licensed ambulatory surgical facility, childbirth center, hospital, or psychiatric hospital.
(7) "Psychiatric hospital" means a hospital facility licensed as a psychiatric hospital under chapter 71.12 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.56 RCW. WSR 12-16-057, ยง 246-302-010, filed 7/30/12, effective 10/1/12.]
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