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RCW 70.168.030

Analysis of state's trauma system — Plan.

(1) Upon the recommendation of the steering committee, the director of the office of financial management shall contract with an independent party for an analysis of the state's trauma system.

     (2) The analysis shall contain at a minimum, the following:

     (a) The identification of components of a functional statewide trauma care system, including standards; and

     (b) An assessment of the current trauma care program compared with the functional statewide model identified in subsection (a) of this section, including an analysis of deficiencies and reasons for the deficiencies.

     (3) The analysis shall provide a design for a statewide trauma care system based on the findings of the committee under subsection (2) of this section, with a plan for phased-in implementation. The plan shall include, at a minimum, the following:

     (a) Responsibility for implementation;

     (b) Administrative authority at the state, regional, and local levels;

     (c) Facility, equipment, and personnel standards;

     (d) Triage and care criteria;

     (e) Data collection and use;

     (f) Cost containment strategies;

     (g) System evaluation; and

     (h) Projected costs.

[1998 c 245 § 117; 1988 c 183 § 3.]