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WAC 182-20-160

Agency filings affecting this section

Eligibility.

Applicants shall:
(1) Demonstrate private, nonprofit, tax exempt status incorporated in Washington state or public agency status under the jurisdiction of a local or county government;
(2) Receive other funds from at least one of the following sources:
(a) Section 329 of the Public Health Services Act;
(b) Section 330 of the Public Health Services Act;
(c) Community development block grant funds;
(d) Title V Urban Indian Health Service funds;
(e) Tribal governments; or
(f) Other public or private funds providing the clinic demonstrates:
(i) Fifty-one percent of total clinic population are low income;
(ii) Fifty-one percent or greater of funds come from sources other than programs under WAC 182-20-160;
(3) Operate as a community health clinic providing primary health care for at least eighteen months prior to applying for funding;
(4) Provide primary health care services with:
(a) Twenty-four-hour coverage of the clinic including provision or arrangement for medical and/or dental services after clinic hours;
(b) Direct clinical services provided by one or more of the following:
(i) Physician licensed under chapters 18.57 and 18.71 RCW;
(ii) Physician's assistant licensed under chapters 18.71A and 18.57A RCW;
(iii) Advanced registered nurse practitioner under chapter 18.79 RCW;
(iv) Dentist under chapter 18.32 RCW;
(v) Dental hygienist under chapter 18.29 RCW;
(c) Provision or arrangement for services as follows:
(i) Preventive health services on-site or elsewhere including:
(A) Eye and ear examinations for children;
(B) Perinatal services;
(C) Well-child services; and
(D) Family planning services;
(ii) Diagnostic and treatment services of physicians and where feasible a physician's assistant and/or advanced registered nurse practitioner, on-site;
(iii) Services of a dental professional licensed under Title 18 RCW on-site or elsewhere;
(iv) Diagnostic laboratory and radiological services on-site or elsewhere;
(v) Emergency medical services on-site or elsewhere;
(vi) Arrangements for transportation services;
(vii) Preventive dental services on-site or elsewhere; and
(viii) Pharmaceutical services, as appropriate, on-site or elsewhere;
(5) Demonstrate eligibility to receive and receipt of reimbursement from:
(a) Public insurance programs; and
(b) Public assistant programs, where feasible and possible;
(6) Have established for at least eighteen months an operating sliding scale fee schedule for adjustment of charges, based upon the individual's ability to pay for low-income individuals;
(7) Provide health care regardless of the individual's ability to pay; and
(8) Establish policies and procedures reflecting sensitivity to cultural and linguistic differences of individuals served and provide sufficient staff with the ability to communicate with the individuals.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160, 41.05.220, and 41.05.230. WSR 10-05-046 (Order 09-04), § 182-20-160, filed 2/10/10, effective 3/13/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160. WSR 01-04-080 (Order 00-06), § 182-20-160, filed 2/7/01, effective 3/10/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 95-12-010, § 182-20-160, filed 5/26/95, effective 6/26/95.]