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PDFWAC 246-338-040

Approval of accreditation organizations.

(1) The department will recognize the accreditation organizations granted deemed status by CMS.
(2) The CMS-approved accreditation organizations are:
(a) American Association of Blood Banks (AABB);
(b) American Osteopathic Association (AOA);
(c) American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI);
(d) College of American Pathologists (CAP);
(e) COLA; and
(f) Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
(3) The accreditation organizations must:
(a) Allow the department to have jurisdiction to investigate complaints, do random on-site validation inspections, and take disciplinary action against a medical test site if indicated;
(b) Notify the department within fifteen days of any medical test site that:
(i) Has had its accreditation withdrawn, revoked, or limited;
(ii) Is sanctioned as a result of a routine inspection or complaint investigation; or
(iii) When adverse action has been taken for unsuccessful proficiency testing performance;
(c) Notify the department within five days of any deficiency that jeopardizes the public health, safety, or welfare; and
(d) Provide the department with a list of inspection schedules, as requested, for the purpose of conducting on-site validation inspections.
(4) The department will:
(a) Revoke deemed status from any organization which has deeming authority removed by CMS; and
(b) Notify the medical test site if approval of an accreditation organization is withdrawn by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.42.005 and 42 C.F.R. Part 493. WSR 05-04-040, § 246-338-040, filed 1/27/05, effective 3/19/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.42.005, 70.42.060 and chapter 70.42 RCW. WSR 00-06-079, § 246-338-040, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.42 RCW. WSR 93-18-091 (Order 390), § 246-338-040, filed 9/1/93, effective 10/2/93; WSR 91-21-062 (Order 205), § 246-338-040, filed 10/16/91, effective 10/16/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-338-040, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.42 RCW. WSR 90-20-017 (Order 090), § 248-38-040, filed 9/21/90, effective 10/22/90.]
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