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PDFWAC 246-341-0310

Agency licensure and certificationDeeming.

(1) The department shall deem an agency or branch site as meeting state minimum standards for licensing and certification described in this chapter as a result of accreditation by a national accreditation organization that is recognized by and has a current agreement with the department.
(2) To implement deemed status when opening a new main site agency, adding a new type of service to a main site agency, or adding a new type of service to a branch site location that is not currently offered at the main site agency, an agency must:
(a) Submit proof of accreditation for the services provided by the agency to the department; and
(b) Complete a department initial on-site review.
(3) To implement deemed status when opening a new branch site location that is providing the same services as a deemed main site agency, or a service is being added to a branch site location that is a deemed service at a main site location, an agency must submit proof of accreditation for the services provided by the agency to the department.
(4) The department will not conduct an on-site review as part of the deeming process for tribal behavioral health agencies who seek licensure pursuant to WAC 246-341-0310.
(5) Deeming will be in accordance with the established written agreement between the national accreditation organization and the department.
(6) Specific licensing and certification requirements of any:
(a) State rule may only be waived through a deeming process consistent with the established written agreement between the recognized behavioral health accrediting body and the department.
(b) State or federal statute or regulation will not be waived through a deeming process.
(7) A deemed main site agency or branch site must submit to the department a copy of any relevant reports such as audits, findings, or documentation related to accreditation status.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.24.037, 71.05.560, 71.34.380, 18.205.160, 71.24.037 and chapters 71.05, 71.24, and 71.34 RCW. WSR 21-12-042, § 246-341-0310, filed 5/25/21, effective 7/1/21. Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-0310, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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