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PDFWAC 246-16-245

Mandatory reporting—Reports by health care institutions.

(1) This section applies to:
(a) Hospitals and specialty hospital defined in chapter 70.41 RCW;
(b) Ambulatory surgery facilities defined in chapter 70.230 RCW;
(c) Childbirth centers defined in chapter 18.46 RCW;
(d) Nursing homes defined in chapter 18.51 RCW;
(e) Chemical dependency treatment programs defined in chapter 70.96A RCW;
(f) Drug treatment agencies defined in chapter 69.54 RCW; and
(g) Public and private mental health treatment agencies defined in RCW 71.05.020 and 71.24.025.
(2) The chief administrator or executive officer or designee of these institutions must report when:
(a) A license holder's services are terminated or restricted because a license holder has harmed or placed at unreasonable risk of harm a patient or client; or
(b) A license holder poses an unreasonable risk of harm to patients or clients due to a mental or physical condition.
(3) Reports made by a hospital according to RCW 70.41.210 meet the requirement.
(4) Commencing July 1, 2009, reports made by an ambulatory surgical center according to RCW 70.230.110 meet the requirement.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.130.070 and 18.130.060. WSR 08-08-066, § 246-16-245, filed 3/31/08, effective 5/1/08.]
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