Exemption from RCW 70.41.120 for hospitals accredited by other entities.
Surveys conducted on hospitals by the joint commission on the accreditation of health care organizations, the American osteopathic association, or Det Norske Veritas shall be deemed equivalent to a department survey for purposes of meeting the requirements for the survey specified in RCW 70.41.120 if the department determines that the applicable survey standards are substantially equivalent to its own.
(1) Hospitals so surveyed shall provide to the department within thirty days of learning the result of a survey documentary evidence that the hospital has been certified as a result of a survey and the date of the survey.
(2) Hospitals shall make available to department surveyors the written reports of such surveys during department surveys, upon request.
[2009 c 242 § 2; 2005 c 447 § 2; 1999 c 41 § 1; 1995 c 282 § 6.]