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PDFWAC 246-320-111

Hospital responsibilities.

This section identifies a hospital obligation, actions and responsibilities to comply with the hospital law and rules.
(1) Hospitals must:
(a) Comply with chapter 70.41 RCW and this chapter;
(b) Only set up inpatient beds within the licensed bed capacity approved by the department or the medicare provider agreement; and
(c) Receive approval for additional inpatient beds as required in chapter 70.38 RCW before exceeding department approved bed capacity.
(2) A hospital accredited by the Joint Commission or American Osteopathic Association must:
(a) Notify the department of an accreditation survey within two business days following completion of the survey; and
(b) Notify the department in writing of the accreditation decision and any changes in accreditation status within thirty calendar days of receiving the accreditation report.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.41 RCW and RCW 43.70.040. WSR 09-07-050, ยง 246-320-111, filed 3/11/09, effective 4/11/09.]
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