Chapter 43.70 RCW



43.70.020Department created.
43.70.030Secretary of health.
43.70.040Secretary's powersRule-making authorityReport to the legislature.
43.70.041Five-year formal review process of existing rules.
43.70.045Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Health Care.
43.70.047Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Health Care.
43.70.050Collection, use, and accessibility of health-related data.
43.70.052Hospital financial and patient discharge dataFinancial reportsData retrievalAmerican Indian health dataReportingPatient discharge dataConfidentiality and protection.
43.70.053Hospital consolidated annual incomeReporting.
43.70.054Health care data standardsSubmittal of standards to legislature.
43.70.056Health care-associated infectionsData collection and reportingAdvisory committeeRules.
43.70.057Hospital emergency room patient care informationData collection, maintenance, analysis, and disseminationRules.
43.70.060Duties of departmentPromotion of health care cost-effectiveness.
43.70.064Health care qualityFindings and intentRequirements for conducting study under RCW 43.70.066.
43.70.066StudyUniform quality assurance and improvement programReports to legislatureLimitation on rule making.
43.70.068Quality assuranceInteragency cooperation.
43.70.070Duties of departmentAnalysis of health services.
43.70.075Identity of whistleblower protectedRemedy for retaliatory actionDefinitionsRules.
43.70.080Transfer of powers and duties from the department of social and health services.
43.70.081Transfer of certain behavioral health-related powers, duties, and functions from the department of social and health services.
43.70.090Authority to administer oaths and issue subpoenasProvisions governing subpoenas.
43.70.095Civil fines.
43.70.097Enforcement in accordance with RCW 43.05.100 and 43.05.110.
43.70.100Reports of violations by secretaryDuty to institute proceedingsNotice to alleged violator.
43.70.110License feesCostsOther chargesWaiver.
43.70.112Online access to health care resourcesAnnual accounting of use of funds and use of online resourcesUniversity of Washington.
43.70.115LicensesDenial, suspension, revocation, modification.
43.70.117Health care professionals licensed in another state or United States territory or the District of ColumbiaIn-state practice on a limited basisRequirementsLimitations.
43.70.120Federal programsRulesStatutes to be construed to meet federal law.
43.70.125Health care facility certificationUnfunded federal mandatesApplicant fees.
43.70.130Powers and duties of secretaryGeneral.
43.70.140Annual conference of health officers.
43.70.150Registration of vital statistics.
43.70.170Threat to public healthInvestigation, examination or sampling of articles or conditions constitutingAccessSubpoena power.
43.70.180Threat to public healthOrder prohibiting sale or disposition of food or other items pending investigation.
43.70.185Inspection of property where marine species locatedProhibitions on harvest or landingPenalties.
43.70.190ViolationsInjunctions and legal proceedings authorized.
43.70.195Public water systemsReceivership actions brought by secretaryPlan for disposition.
43.70.200Enforcement of health laws and state or local rules and regulations upon request of local health officer.
43.70.210Right of person to rely on prayer to alleviate ailments not abridged.
43.70.220Transfer of powers and duties from the department of licensing.
43.70.230Office of health consumer assistance createdDuties.
43.70.240Written operating agreements.
43.70.250License fees for professions, occupations, and businesses.
43.70.260Appointment of temporary additional members of boards and committees for administration and grading of examinations.
43.70.270License moratorium for persons in the serviceRules.
43.70.280Procedure for issuance, renewal, or reissuance of credentialsExtension or modification of licensing, certification, or registration period authorized.
43.70.290Funeral directors and embalmers subject to chapter 18.130 RCW.
43.70.300Secretary or secretary's designee ex officio member of health professional licensure and disciplinary boards.
43.70.310Cooperation with department of ecology.
43.70.320Health professions accountFees creditedRequirements for biennial budget requestUnappropriated funds.
43.70.323Hospital infection control grant account.
43.70.327Public health supplemental accountAnnual statement.
43.70.334Temporary worker housingDefinition.
43.70.335Temporary worker housing operating licenseFeeDisplaySuspension or revocationFinesRefundsRulesApplication of department of labor and industries standards.
43.70.337Temporary worker housing building permitPlans and specificationsFeesRules.
43.70.340Temporary worker housing inspection fundFees on temporary worker housing operating licenses and building permitsLicenses generally.
43.70.400Head injury preventionLegislative finding.
43.70.410Head injury preventionProgram, generally.
43.70.420Head injury preventionInformation preparation.
43.70.430Head injury preventionGuidelines on training and educationTraining of emergency medical personnel.
43.70.435Diagnosed concussions of studentsReport.
43.70.440Head injury prevention actShort title1990 c 270.
43.70.442Suicide assessment, treatment, and management trainingRequirement for certain professionalsExemptionsModel list of programsRulesHealth profession training standards provided to the professional educator standards board.
43.70.443Study of evidence-based suicide assessment, treatment, and management trainingReportUpdates.
43.70.444Washington plan for suicide preventionSteering committeeReport.
43.70.446Suicide-safer homes projectSuicide-safer homes project account.
43.70.447Suicide assessment, treatment, and managementCurriculum for dental students and dentists.
43.70.452Agricultural industry workforce behavioral health improvement and suicide preventionPilot program.
43.70.460Retired primary and specialty care provider liability malpractice insuranceProgram authorized.
43.70.470Retired health care provider liability malpractice insuranceConditions.
43.70.480Emergency medical personnelFutile treatment and natural death directivesGuidelines.
43.70.490Emergency medical service personnel training programAssistance to persons with disabilitiesRequirementsLaw enforcement officer trainingDefinitions.
43.70.495Telemedicine training for health care professionals.
43.70.500Health care services practice indicators and risk management protocols.
43.70.510Health care services coordinated quality improvement programRules.
43.70.512Public health systemFoundational public health servicesIntent.
43.70.515Foundational public health servicesFunding.
43.70.525Immunization assessment and enhancement proposals by local jurisdictions.
43.70.526Childhood immunizationsResources for expecting parents.
43.70.533Chronic conditionsTraining and technical assistance for primary care providers.
43.70.540Data collectionLegislative finding and intent.
43.70.545Data collection and reporting rules.
43.70.550Public health services improvement planContents.
43.70.555Assessment standards.
43.70.560Media violenceReporting reduction efforts.
43.70.570Intent1995 c 43.
43.70.590American Indian health care delivery plan.
43.70.595Health equity zones.
43.70.600Survey regarding exposure to radio frequenciesResults.
43.70.605Personal wireless servicesRandom testing on power density analysisRules.
43.70.610Domestic violence education programEstablishedFindings.
43.70.613Health care professionalsHealth equity continuing education.
43.70.615Multicultural health awareness and education programIntegration into health professions basic education preparation curriculum.
43.70.617Prenatal nutrition best practicesEducational resources for pregnant women.
43.70.619Pregnancy complicationsInformational resources.
43.70.620List of contactsHealth care professions.
43.70.630Cost-reimbursement agreements.
43.70.640Workplace breastfeeding policiesInfant-friendly designation.
43.70.650School sealant endorsement programRulesFeeReport to the legislature.
43.70.660Product safety education.
43.70.665Early detection breast and cervical cancer screening programMedical advisory committee.
43.70.670Human immunodeficiency virus insurance program.
43.70.675Public health advisory board.
43.70.680Volunteers for emergency or disaster assistance.
43.70.690State asthma plan.
43.70.700Locally grown foodsWomen, infant, and children farmers market nutrition programFruit and vegetable benefitRules.
43.70.705Fall prevention program.
43.70.710Annual review of medication practices of five jails that use nonpractitioner jail personnelNoncompliance.
43.70.715COVID-19 public health response account.
43.70.720Universal vaccine purchase account.
43.70.725Health extension programDissemination of evidence-based tools and resourcesRules.
43.70.738Down syndrome resourcesDevelopment.
43.70.740Adjudicative proceedings.
43.70.750Community assistance referral and education programReview of certification and trainingRecommendations to the legislature.
43.70.765Opioid drugsWarningPatient education materials.
43.70.770State opioid response plan.
43.70.780Fruit and vegetable incentives program.
43.70.790Health care facility inspection and investigation availability.
43.70.800Oversight, consolidation, and standardizationReview.
43.70.810Provision of medical informationDissemination of requirements and authority.
43.70.815Environmental health disparities map.
43.70.820Environmental justice obligations of the department of health.
43.70.825School-based health center program office.
43.70.830Lead contamination in drinking water in school buildingsSampling and testingData-sharing agreement.
43.70.835Lead contamination in drinking water in school buildingsState-tribal compact schools.
43.70.840Lead contamination in drinking water in school buildingsTechnical guidance.
43.70.845Lead contamination in drinking water in school buildingsDepartment of health as lead agencyWaiver.
43.70.900References to the secretary or department of social and health services1989 1st ex.s. c 9.
43.70.901References to the director or department of licensing1989 1st ex.s. c 9.
43.70.902References to the hospital commission1989 1st ex.s. c 9.
43.70.910Effective date1989 1st ex.s. c 9.
43.70.920Severability1989 1st ex.s. c 9.


Comprehensive sexual health education, departmental duties: RCW 28A.300.475.
Health, board of: Chapter 43.20 RCW.
Immunization program, departmental participation: RCW 28A.210.060 through 28A.210.170.
Interagency agreement on fetal alcohol exposure programs: RCW 71.24.610.
Visual and auditory screening of pupils, data transferred to secretary: RCW 28A.210.030.