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WAC 246-322-020

Licensure—Initial, renewal, modifications.

(1) A person shall have a current license issued by the department before operating or advertising a private psychiatric hospital.
(2) An applicant for initial licensure shall submit to the department, forty-five days or more before commencing business:
(a) A completed application on forms provided by the department;
(b) Certificate of need approval according to the provisions of chapter 246-310 WAC for the number of beds indicated on the application;
(c) Verification of department approval of facility plans submitted for construction review according to the provisions of WAC 246-322-250;
(d) A criminal history background check in accordance with WAC 246-322-030(2);
(e) Verification of approval as a private psychiatric hospital from the state director of fire protection according to RCW 71.12.485;
(f) The fee specified in WAC 246-322-990; and
(g) Other information as required by the department.
(3) The licensee shall apply for license renewal annually at least thirty days before the expiration date of the current license by submitting to the department:
(a) A completed application on forms provided by the department;
(b) The fee specified in WAC 246-322-990; and
(c) Other information as required by the department.
(4) At least sixty days prior to transferring ownership of a currently licensed hospital:
(a) The licensee shall submit to the department:
(i) The full name and address of the current licensee and prospective owner;
(ii) The name and address of the currently licensed hospital and the name under which the transferred hospital will operate;
(iii) Name of the new administrator; and
(iv) Date of the proposed change of ownership; and
(b) The prospective owner shall apply for licensure according to subsection (2) of this section.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 71.12 RCW and RCW 43.60.040. WSR 95-22-012, § 246-322-020, filed 10/20/95, effective 11/20/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-322-020, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW, RCW 34.05.220 (1)(a) and 1989 1st ex.s. c 9 § 106. WSR 90-06-019 (Order 039), § 248-22-005, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/1/90. Statutory Authority: Chapter 71.12 RCW. WSR 82-23-003 (Order 1898), § 248-22-005, filed 11/4/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 81-02-004 (Order 205), § 248-22-005, filed 12/30/80.]
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