Chapter 70.41 RCW



HTMLPDF 70.41.005Transfer of duties to the department of health.
HTMLPDF 70.41.010Declaration of purpose.
HTMLPDF 70.41.020Definitions.
HTMLPDF 70.41.030Standards and rules.
HTMLPDF 70.41.040Enforcement of chapterPersonnelMerit system.
HTMLPDF 70.41.045Hospital surveys or auditsFrequent problems to be posted on agency websitesHospital evaluation of survey or audit, formNotice.
HTMLPDF 70.41.080Fire protection.
HTMLPDF 70.41.090Hospital license requiredCertificate of need requiredParticipation in Washington rural health access preservation pilot.
HTMLPDF 70.41.100Applications for licenses and renewalsFees.
HTMLPDF 70.41.110Licenses, provisional licensesIssuance, duration, assignment, posting.
HTMLPDF 70.41.115Specialty hospitalsLicensesExemptions.
HTMLPDF 70.41.120Inspection of hospitalsFinal reportAlterations or additions, new facilitiesCoordination with state and local agenciesNotice of inspection.
HTMLPDF 70.41.122Exemption from RCW 70.41.120 for hospitals accredited by other entities.
HTMLPDF 70.41.125Hospital construction review processCoordination with state and local agencies.
HTMLPDF 70.41.130Administrative actions against licenseRulesProcedure.
HTMLPDF 70.41.150Denial, suspension, revocation of licenseDisclosure of information.
HTMLPDF 70.41.155Duty to investigate patient well-being.
HTMLPDF 70.41.160Remedies available to departmentDuty of attorney general.
HTMLPDF 70.41.170Operating or maintaining unlicensed hospital or unapproved tertiary health servicePenalty.
HTMLPDF 70.41.180Physicians' services.
HTMLPDF 70.41.190Medical records of patientsRetention and preservation.
HTMLPDF 70.41.200Quality improvement and medical malpractice prevention programQuality improvement committeeSanction and grievance proceduresInformation collection, reporting, and sharing.
HTMLPDF 70.41.205Public hospitalsReview of hospital privileges and quality improvement committee reportsConfidentiality.
HTMLPDF 70.41.210Duty to report restrictions on health care practitioners' privileges based on unprofessional conductPenalty.
HTMLPDF 70.41.220Duty to keep records of restrictions on practitioners' privilegesPenalty.
HTMLPDF 70.41.230Duty of hospital to request information on physicians, physician assistants, or advanced registered nurse practitioners granted privileges.
HTMLPDF 70.41.235Doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgeryDiscrimination based on board certification is prohibited.
HTMLPDF 70.41.240Information regarding conversion of hospitals to nonhospital health care facilities.
HTMLPDF 70.41.250Cost disclosure to health care providers.
HTMLPDF 70.41.300Long-term careDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 70.41.310Long-term careProgram information to be provided to hospitalsInformation on options to be provided to patients.
HTMLPDF 70.41.320Long-term carePatient discharge requirements for hospitals and acute care facilitiesPilot projects.
HTMLPDF 70.41.322Discharge planningRequirementsLay caregivers.
HTMLPDF 70.41.324Discharge planningCertain policies and criteria not required.
HTMLPDF 70.41.326Discharge planningConstructionLiability.
HTMLPDF 70.41.330Hospital complaint toll-free telephone number.
HTMLPDF 70.41.340Investigation of hospital complaintsRules.
HTMLPDF 70.41.350Emergency care provided to victims of sexual assaultDevelopment of informational materials on emergency contraceptionRules.
HTMLPDF 70.41.360Emergency care provided to victims of sexual assaultDepartment to respond to violationsTask force.
HTMLPDF 70.41.365Statewide sexual assault kit tracking systemParticipation by hospitals.
HTMLPDF 70.41.367Sexual assault evidence kit collectionAvailability, plan, and notice requirements.
HTMLPDF 70.41.370Investigation of complaints of violations concerning nursing technicians.
HTMLPDF 70.41.380Notice of unanticipated outcomes.
HTMLPDF 70.41.390Safe patient handling.
HTMLPDF 70.41.400Patient billingWritten statement describing who may be billing the patient requiredContact phone numbersExceptions.
HTMLPDF 70.41.410Hospital staffing committeeDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 70.41.420Hospital staffing committee.
HTMLPDF 70.41.425Hospital staffingDepartment investigations.
HTMLPDF 70.41.428Hospital staffing committeeOversight.
HTMLPDF 70.41.430Prevention and control of the transmission of pathogens of epidemiological concernPolicy adoptionReportingDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 70.41.440Duty to report violent injuriesPreservation of evidenceImmunityPrivilege.
HTMLPDF 70.41.450Estimated charges of hospital servicesNotice.
HTMLPDF 70.41.460Contract with department of corrections.
HTMLPDF 70.41.470Information to be made widely available by certain hospitalsCommunity health needs assessmentDescription of community servedCommunity benefit implementation strategy.
HTMLPDF 70.41.480FindingsIntentAuthority to prescribe prepackaged emergency medicationsDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 70.41.485Opioid overdose reversal medicationsDistributionLabelingLiability.
HTMLPDF 70.41.490Authorization for certain transfers of drugs between hospitals and their affiliated companies.
HTMLPDF 70.41.495Human immunodeficiency virus postexposure prophylaxis drugs and therapiesPoliciesCoverage.
HTMLPDF 70.41.500Down syndromeParent information.
HTMLPDF 70.41.510Pattern of balance billing protection act violations by hospitalFines and disciplinary action.
HTMLPDF 70.41.520Access to care policies for admission, nondiscrimination, and reproductive health careRequirement to submit, post on website, and use department-created form.
HTMLPDF 70.41.530Audio-only telemedicineFacility fees.
HTMLPDF 70.41.540Multistate nurse licenseConditions of employment.
HTMLPDF 70.41.550Hospital at-home services.
HTMLPDF 70.41.900Severability1955 c 267.


Actions for negligence against hospitals, evidence and proof required to prevail: RCW 4.24.290.
Employment of dental hygienist without supervision of dentist authorized: RCW 18.29.056.
Hospitals, hospital personnel, actions against, limitation of: RCW 4.16.350.
Identification of potential anatomical parts donorsProcurement organizations: RCW 68.64.120.
Immunity from civil liability for certain types of medical care: RCW 4.24.300, 18.71.220.
Labor regulations, collective bargainingHealth care activities: Chapter 49.66 RCW.
Records of hospital committee or board, immunity from process: RCW 4.24.250.
Standards and procedures for hospital staff membership or privileges: Chapter 70.43 RCW.