Denial, suspension, revocation of license — Disclosure of information.
Information received by the department through filed reports, inspection, or as otherwise authorized under this chapter, may be disclosed publicly, as permitted under chapter 42.56 RCW, subject to the following provisions:
(1) Licensing inspections, or complaint investigations regardless of findings, shall, as requested, be disclosed no sooner than three business days after the hospital has received the resulting assessment report;
(2) Information regarding administrative action against the license shall, as requested, be disclosed after the hospital has received the documents initiating the administrative action;
(3) Information about complaints that did not warrant an investigation shall not be disclosed except to notify the hospital and the complainant that the complaint did not warrant an investigation. If requested, the individual complainant shall receive information on other like complaints that have been reported against the hospital; and
(4) Information disclosed pursuant to this section shall not disclose individual names.
[2005 c 274 § 333; 2000 c 6 § 1; 1985 c 213 § 24; 1955 c 267 § 15.]
| Part headings not law -- Effective date -- 2005 c 274: See RCW 42.56.901 and 42.56.902.|
Savings -- Effective date -- 1985 c 213: See notes following RCW 43.20.050.