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Chapter 246-320 WAC

Last Update: 12/23/13

HOSPITAL LICENSING REGULATIONS

WAC Sections

Purpose and applicability of chapter.
Definitions.
Department responsibilities—Licensing—Adjudicative proceeding.
Department responsibilities—On-site survey and complaint investigation.
Department responsibilities—General.
Department role—Exemptions, interpretations, alternative methods.
Criminal history, disclosure, and background inquiries—Department responsibility.
Department responsibility, refund initial license fee.
LICENSING
Application for license—Annual update of hospital information—License renewal—Right to contest a license decision.
Application for license, specialty hospital—Annual update of hospital information—License renewal—Right to contest a license decision.
Hospital responsibilities.
Specialty hospital responsibilities.
Requests for exemptions, interpretations, alternative methods.
Criminal history, disclosure, and background inquiries—Hospital responsibility.
Governance.
Leadership.
Patient rights and organizational ethics.
Adverse health events reporting requirements.
Reportable operational or maintenance events.
Management of human resources.
Medical staff.
Management of information.
Improving organizational performance.
Infection control program.
Fees.
PATIENT CARE
Food and nutrition services.
Linen and laundry services.
Pharmaceutical services.
Laboratory, imaging, and other diagnostic, treatment or therapeutic services.
Safe patient handling.
Patient care services.
Patient care unit or area.
Surgical services.
Anesthesia services.
Recovery care.
Obstetrical services.
Neonatal and pediatric services.
Critical or intensive care services.
Alcohol and chemical dependency services.
Psychiatric services.
Long-term care services.
Emergency services.
Emergency contraception.
Dialysis services.
Management of environment for care.
Applicability of WAC 246-320-500 through 246-320-600.
Design, construction review, and approval of plans.
Washington state amendments.