Transfer of duties to the department of health.
Declaration of purpose.
Standards and rules.
Enforcement of chapter—Personnel—Merit system.
Hospital surveys or audits—Frequent problems to be posted on agency web sites—Hospital evaluation of survey or audit, form—Notice.
Hospital license required—Certificate of need required.
Applications for licenses and renewals—Fees.
Licenses, provisional licenses—Issuance, duration, assignment, posting.
Inspection of hospitals—Final report—Alterations or additions, new facilities—Coordination with state and local agencies—Notice of inspection.
Exemption from RCW 70.41.120
for hospitals accredited by other entities.
Hospital construction review process—Coordination with state and local agencies.
Denial, suspension, revocation, modification of license—Procedure.
Denial, suspension, revocation of license—Disclosure of information.
Duty to investigate patient well-being.
Remedies available to department—Duty of attorney general.
Operating or maintaining unlicensed hospital or unapproved tertiary health service—Penalty.
Medical records of patients—Retention and preservation.
Quality improvement and medical malpractice prevention program—Quality improvement committee—Sanction and grievance procedures—Information collection, reporting, and sharing.
Duty to report restrictions on health care practitioners' privileges based on unprofessional conduct—Penalty.
Duty to keep records of restrictions on practitioners' privileges—Penalty.
Duty of hospital to request information on physicians granted privileges.
Doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgery—Discrimination based on board certification is prohibited.
Information regarding conversion of hospitals to nonhospital health care facilities.
Cost disclosure to health care providers.
Long-term care—Program information to be provided to hospitals—Information on options to be provided to patients.
Long-term care—Patient discharge requirements for hospitals and acute care facilities—Pilot projects.
Hospital complaint toll-free telephone number.
Investigation of hospital complaints—Rules.
Emergency care provided to victims of sexual assault—Development of informational materials on emergency contraception—Rules.
Emergency care provided to victims of sexual assault—Department to respond to violations—Task force.
Investigation of complaints of violations concerning nursing technicians.
Notice of unanticipated outcomes.
Safe patient handling.
Patient billing—Written statement describing who may be billing the patient required—Contact phone numbers—Exceptions.
Nurse staffing committee—Definitions.
Nurse staffing committee.
Licensed hospitals must adopt a policy regarding methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)—Elements.
Duty to report violent injuries—Preservation of evidence—Immunity—Privilege.
Estimated charges of hospital services—Notice.
Contract with department of corrections.
Information to be made widely available by certain hospitals—Community health needs assessment—Description of community served—Community benefit implementation strategy.
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Findings—Intent—Authority to prescribe prepackaged emergency medications—Definitions.
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Authorization for certain transfers of drugs between hospitals and their affiliated companies.
Severability—1955 c 267.