(1) The secretary may suspend, modify, or revoke an agency's license or verification issued under this chapter. The secretary may deny licensure or verification to an applicant when it finds:
(a) Failure to comply with the requirements of chapters 18.71
, or 70.168
RCW, or other applicable laws or rules, or with this chapter;
(b) Failure to comply or ensure compliance with prehospital patient care protocols or regional patient care procedures;
(c) Failure to cooperate with the department in inspections or investigations;
(d) Failure to supply data as required in chapter 70.168
RCW and this chapter; or
(e) Failure to consistently meet trauma response times identified by the regional plan and approved by the department for trauma verified services.
(2) Modification, suspension, revocation, or denial of licensure or verification will be consistent with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05
RCW, and chapter 246-10
WAC. The secretary will not take action against a licensed, nonverified service under this section for providing emergency trauma care consistent with regional patient care procedures when the wait for the arrival of a verified service would place the life of the patient in jeopardy or seriously compromise patient outcome.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.71, 18.73, and 70.168 RCW. 11-07-078, § 246-976-270, filed 3/22/11, effective 5/15/11; 00-08-102, § 246-976-270, filed 4/5/00, effective 5/6/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040 and chapters 18.71, 18.73 and 70.168 RCW. 93-01-148 (Order 323), § 246-976-270, filed 12/23/92, effective 1/23/93.]