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Chapter 246-453 WAC

Last Update: 6/1/94

HOSPITAL CHARITY CARE

WAC Sections

Purpose.
Definitions.
Uniform procedures for the identification of indigent persons.
Data requirements for the identification of indigent persons.
Uniform criteria for the identification of indigent persons.
Guidelines for the development of sliding fee schedules.
Denial of access to emergency care based upon ability to pay and transfer of patients with emergency medical conditions or active labor.
Standards for acceptability of hospital policies for charity care and bad debts.
Reporting requirements.
Penalties for violation.