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Chapter 18.51 RCW


Legislative intent.
Resident rights.
License required.
Application for license.
LicenseIssuance, renewalFeeDisplay.
Denial of license.
Temporary managersDepartment shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless.
PenaltiesHearing (as amended by 1989 c 175).
PenaltiesHearing (as amended by 1989 c 372).
License suspensionNoncompliance with support orderReissuance.
Inspection of nursing homes and community-based servicesNotice of violationsApproval of alterations or new facilities.
Fire protectionDuties of chief of the Washington state patrol.
Building inspectionsAuthority of chief of the Washington state patrol.
Operating without licensePenalty.
Operating without licenseInjunction.
Application of chapter to homes or institutions operated by certain religious organizations.
Outpatient servicesAuthorizedDefined.
Outpatient servicesCost studiesVendor rates.
Complaint of violationRequest for inspectionNoticeConfidentiality.
Preliminary review of complaintOn-site investigation.
Authority to enter and inspect nursing homeAdvance noticeDefense.
Retaliation or discrimination against complainant prohibited, penaltyPresumption.
General inspection before license renewalRequiredAdvance notice prohibited.
Alterations or additionsPreliminary inspection and approval.
Nursing homes without violationsPublic agencies notifiedPriority.
Posting citations for violation of RCW 18.51.060.
Annual report of citationsPublicationContents.
Chapter cumulative.
Writings as public records.
Retention and preservation of records of patients.
Comprehensive plan for utilization reviewLicensing standardsRegulations.
Contact with animalsRules.
Conflict with federal requirements.
ReceivershipLegislative findings.
ReceivershipPetition to establishGrounds.
ReceivershipDefenses to petition.
ReceivershipPersons qualified to act as receiver.
ReceivershipJudicial hearing.
ReceivershipAppointment of receiver.
ReceivershipAccounting of acts and expenditures by receiver.
ReceivershipCompensation, liabilityRevision of medicaid reimbursement rate.
ReceivershipPowers of receiver.
ReceivershipFinancial assistanceUse of revenues and proceeds of facility.
ReceivershipState medical assistance.
ReceivershipForeclosures and seizures not allowed.
Notice of change of ownership or management.
Cost disclosure to attending physicians.
Investigation of complaints of violations concerning nursing technicians.
Employment of physicians.
Severability1951 c 117.
ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.
Assisted living facilities: Chapter 18.20 RCW.
Birthing centers: Chapter 18.46 RCW.
Employment of dental hygienist without supervision of dentist authorized: RCW 18.29.056.
Labor regulations, collective bargainingHealth care activities: Chapter 49.66 RCW.
Resident care, operating standards: Chapter 74.42 RCW.