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PDFWAC 284-24D-200

What should be reported as the primary location where the medical malpractice incident occurred?

When reporting the location within a facility where the incident occurred under RCW 48.140.030(4), the reporting entity must use the incident locations published by the Physician Insurers Association of America in conjunction with its data-sharing project. The reporting entity must report one of these locations:
(1) Catheterization lab;
(2) Critical care unit;
(3) Dispensary;
(4) Emergency department;
(5) Labor and delivery room;
(6) Laboratory;
(7) Nursery;
(8) Operating room;
(9) Outpatient department;
(10) Patient room;
(11) Pharmacy;
(12) Physical therapy department;
(13) Radiation therapy department;
(14) Radiology department;
(15) Recovery room;
(16) Rehabilitation center;
(17) Special procedure room;
(18) Location other than an inpatient facility:
(a) Clinical support center, such a laboratory or radiology center;
(b) Office;
(c) Walk-in clinic; or
(d) Other;
(19) Other department in hospital;
(20) Unknown; and
(21) Other.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.140.060, and 7.70.140. WSR 07-12-057 (Matter No. R 2006-02), ยง 284-24D-200, filed 6/4/07, effective 7/22/07.]
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