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Leadership.

This section describes leaderships' role in assuring care is provided consistently throughout the facility according to patient needs.
The ambulatory surgical facility leaders must:
(1) Identify patient care responsibilities for all nursing personnel;
(2) Assure nursing services are provided in accordance with state nurse licensing law and recognized standards of practice;
(3) Assure a registered nurse is available for emergency treatment at all times a patient is present in the facility;
(4) Establish and implement a facility-wide procedure for double-checking drugs, biologicals, and agents as designated by the facility;
(5) Ensure immediate staff access to and appropriate dosages for emergency drugs;
(6) Require individuals conducting business in the ambulatory surgical facility comply with facility policies and procedures;
(7) Post the complaint hotline notice according to RCW 70.230.160; and
(8) Adopt and implement policies and procedures to report suspected abuse within forty-eight hours to local police or appropriate law enforcement agency according to RCW 26.44.030.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.230 RCW. WSR 09-09-032, ยง 246-330-120, filed 4/7/09, effective 5/8/09.]