Chapter 43.70 RCW



HTMLPDF 43.70.005Intent.
HTMLPDF 43.70.010Definitions.
HTMLPDF 43.70.020Department created.
HTMLPDF 43.70.030Secretary of health.
HTMLPDF 43.70.040Secretary's powersRule-making authorityReport to the legislature.
HTMLPDF 43.70.041Five-year formal review process of existing rules.
HTMLPDF 43.70.045Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Health Care.
HTMLPDF 43.70.047Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Health Care.
HTMLPDF 43.70.050Collection, use, and accessibility of health-related data.
HTMLPDF 43.70.052Hospital financial and patient discharge dataFinancial reportsData retrievalAmerican Indian health dataReportingPatient discharge dataConfidentiality and protection.
HTMLPDF 43.70.053Hospital consolidated annual incomeReporting.
HTMLPDF 43.70.054Health care data standardsSubmittal of standards to legislature.
HTMLPDF 43.70.056Health care-associated infectionsData collection and reportingAdvisory committeeRules.
HTMLPDF 43.70.057Hospital emergency room patient care informationData collection, maintenance, analysis, and disseminationRules.
HTMLPDF 43.70.060Duties of departmentPromotion of health care cost-effectiveness.
HTMLPDF 43.70.064Health care qualityFindings and intentRequirements for conducting study under RCW 43.70.066.
HTMLPDF 43.70.066StudyUniform quality assurance and improvement programReports to legislatureLimitation on rule making.
HTMLPDF 43.70.068Quality assuranceInteragency cooperation.
HTMLPDF 43.70.070Duties of departmentAnalysis of health services.
HTMLPDF 43.70.075Identity of whistleblower protectedRemedy for retaliatory actionDefinitionsRules.
HTMLPDF 43.70.080Transfer of powers and duties from the department of social and health services.
HTMLPDF 43.70.081Transfer of certain behavioral health-related powers, duties, and functions from the department of social and health services.
HTMLPDF 43.70.090Authority to administer oaths and issue subpoenasProvisions governing subpoenas.
HTMLPDF 43.70.095Civil fines.
HTMLPDF 43.70.097Enforcement in accordance with RCW 43.05.100 and 43.05.110.
HTMLPDF 43.70.100Reports of violations by secretaryDuty to institute proceedingsNotice to alleged violator.
HTMLPDF 43.70.110License feesCostsOther chargesWaiver.
HTMLPDF 43.70.112Online access to health care resourcesAnnual accounting of use of funds and use of online resourcesUniversity of Washington.
HTMLPDF 43.70.115LicensesDenial, suspension, revocation, modification.
HTMLPDF 43.70.117Health care professionals licensed in another state or United States territory or the District of ColumbiaIn-state practice on a limited basisRequirementsLimitations.
HTMLPDF 43.70.120Federal programsRulesStatutes to be construed to meet federal law.
HTMLPDF 43.70.125Health care facility certificationUnfunded federal mandatesApplicant fees.
HTMLPDF 43.70.130Powers and duties of secretaryGeneral.
HTMLPDF 43.70.140Annual conference of health officers.
HTMLPDF 43.70.150Registration of vital statistics.
HTMLPDF 43.70.170Threat to public healthInvestigation, examination or sampling of articles or conditions constitutingAccessSubpoena power.
HTMLPDF 43.70.180Threat to public healthOrder prohibiting sale or disposition of food or other items pending investigation.
HTMLPDF 43.70.183Disease or public health threat controlPrescriptions and standing orders by secretary of health.
HTMLPDF 43.70.185Inspection of property where marine species locatedProhibitions on harvest or landingPenalties.
HTMLPDF 43.70.190ViolationsInjunctions and legal proceedings authorized.
HTMLPDF 43.70.195Public water systemsReceivership actions brought by secretaryPlan for disposition.
HTMLPDF 43.70.200Enforcement of health laws and state or local rules and regulations upon request of local health officer.
HTMLPDF 43.70.210Right of person to rely on prayer to alleviate ailments not abridged.
HTMLPDF 43.70.220Transfer of powers and duties from the department of licensing.
HTMLPDF 43.70.230Office of health consumer assistance createdDuties.
HTMLPDF 43.70.240Written operating agreements.
HTMLPDF 43.70.250License fees for professions, occupations, and businesses.
HTMLPDF 43.70.260Appointment of temporary additional members of boards and committees for administration and grading of examinations.
HTMLPDF 43.70.270License moratorium for persons in the serviceRules.
HTMLPDF 43.70.280Procedure for issuance, renewal, or reissuance of credentialsExtension or modification of licensing, certification, or registration period authorized.
HTMLPDF 43.70.290Funeral directors and embalmers subject to chapter 18.130 RCW.
HTMLPDF 43.70.300Secretary or secretary's designee ex officio member of health professional licensure and disciplinary boards.
HTMLPDF 43.70.310Cooperation with department of ecology.
HTMLPDF 43.70.320Health professions accountFees creditedRequirements for biennial budget requestUnappropriated funds.
HTMLPDF 43.70.323Hospital infection control grant account.
HTMLPDF 43.70.327Public health supplemental accountAnnual statement.
HTMLPDF 43.70.334Temporary worker housingDefinition.
HTMLPDF 43.70.335Temporary worker housing operating licenseFeeDisplaySuspension or revocationFinesRefundsRulesApplication of department of labor and industries standards.
HTMLPDF 43.70.337Temporary worker housing building permitPlans and specificationsFeesRules.
HTMLPDF 43.70.340Temporary worker housing inspection fundFees on temporary worker housing operating licenses and building permitsLicenses generally.
HTMLPDF 43.70.400Head injury preventionLegislative finding.
HTMLPDF 43.70.410Head injury preventionProgram, generally.
HTMLPDF 43.70.420Head injury preventionInformation preparation.
HTMLPDF 43.70.430Head injury preventionGuidelines on training and educationTraining of emergency medical personnel.
HTMLPDF 43.70.435Diagnosed concussions of studentsReport.
HTMLPDF 43.70.440Head injury prevention actShort title1990 c 270.
HTMLPDF 43.70.442Suicide assessment, treatment, and management trainingRequirement for certain professionalsExemptionsModel list of programsRulesHealth profession training standards provided to the professional educator standards board.
HTMLPDF 43.70.444Washington plan for suicide preventionSteering committeeReport.
HTMLPDF 43.70.446Suicide-safer homes projectSuicide-safer homes project account.
HTMLPDF 43.70.447Suicide assessment, treatment, and managementCurriculum for dental students and dentists.
HTMLPDF 43.70.452Agricultural industry workforce behavioral health improvement and suicide preventionPilot program.
HTMLPDF 43.70.455Statewide forensic nurse coordination program.
HTMLPDF 43.70.460Retired primary and specialty care provider liability malpractice insuranceProgram authorized.
HTMLPDF 43.70.470Retired health care provider liability malpractice insuranceConditions.
HTMLPDF 43.70.480Emergency medical personnelFutile treatment and natural death directivesGuidelines.
HTMLPDF 43.70.490Emergency medical service personnel training programAssistance to persons with disabilitiesRequirementsLaw enforcement officer trainingDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 43.70.495Telemedicine training for health care professionals.
HTMLPDF 43.70.500Health care services practice indicators and risk management protocols.
HTMLPDF 43.70.510Health care services coordinated quality improvement programRules.
HTMLPDF 43.70.512Public health systemFoundational public health servicesIntent.
HTMLPDF 43.70.515Foundational public health servicesFunding.
HTMLPDF 43.70.525Immunization assessment and enhancement proposals by local jurisdictions.
HTMLPDF 43.70.526Childhood immunizationsResources for expecting parents.
HTMLPDF 43.70.533Chronic conditionsTraining and technical assistance for primary care providers.
HTMLPDF 43.70.540Data collectionFindingIntent.
HTMLPDF 43.70.545Data collection and reporting rules.
HTMLPDF 43.70.550Public health services improvement planContents.
HTMLPDF 43.70.555Assessment standards.
HTMLPDF 43.70.560Media violenceReporting reduction efforts.
HTMLPDF 43.70.570Intent1995 c 43.
HTMLPDF 43.70.575Definitions.
HTMLPDF 43.70.590American Indian health care delivery plan.
HTMLPDF 43.70.595Health equity zones.
HTMLPDF 43.70.600Survey regarding exposure to radio frequenciesResults.
HTMLPDF 43.70.605Personal wireless servicesRandom testing on power density analysisRules.
HTMLPDF 43.70.610Domestic violence education programEstablishedFindings.
HTMLPDF 43.70.613Health care professionalsHealth equity continuing education.
HTMLPDF 43.70.614Female genital mutilationEducation program.
HTMLPDF 43.70.615Multicultural health awareness and education programIntegration into health professions basic education preparation curriculum.
HTMLPDF 43.70.616Health educationFunding to support promotoras.
HTMLPDF 43.70.617Prenatal nutrition best practicesEducational resources for pregnant women.
HTMLPDF 43.70.618In utero exposure to cytomegalovirusEducational resources.
HTMLPDF 43.70.619Pregnancy complicationsInformational resources.
HTMLPDF 43.70.620List of contactsHealth care professions.
HTMLPDF 43.70.630Cost-reimbursement agreements.
HTMLPDF 43.70.640Workplace breastfeeding policiesInfant-friendly designation.
HTMLPDF 43.70.645Donor human milkMilk bank safety standards.
HTMLPDF 43.70.650School sealant endorsement programRulesFeeReport to the legislature.
HTMLPDF 43.70.660Product safety education.
HTMLPDF 43.70.665Early detection breast and cervical cancer screening programMedical advisory committee.
HTMLPDF 43.70.670Human immunodeficiency virus insurance program.
HTMLPDF 43.70.675Public health advisory board.
HTMLPDF 43.70.680Volunteers for emergency or disaster assistance.
HTMLPDF 43.70.690State asthma plan.
HTMLPDF 43.70.700Locally grown foodsWomen, infant, and children farmers market nutrition programFruit and vegetable benefitRules.
HTMLPDF 43.70.705Fall prevention program.
HTMLPDF 43.70.710Annual review of medication practices of five jails that use nonpractitioner jail personnelNoncompliance.
HTMLPDF 43.70.715COVID-19 public health response account.
HTMLPDF 43.70.720Universal vaccine purchase account.
HTMLPDF 43.70.723Medication for people living with HIV rebate revenue account.
HTMLPDF 43.70.725Health extension programDissemination of evidence-based tools and resourcesRules.
HTMLPDF 43.70.738Down syndrome resourcesDevelopment.
HTMLPDF 43.70.740Adjudicative proceedings.
HTMLPDF 43.70.750Community assistance referral and education programReview of certification and trainingRecommendations to the legislature.
HTMLPDF 43.70.765Opioid drugsWarningPatient education materials.
HTMLPDF 43.70.768Statewide drug overdose prevention and awareness campaign.
HTMLPDF 43.70.769Opioid public outreach campaignsDesign.
HTMLPDF 43.70.770State opioid response plan.
HTMLPDF 43.70.775Drug overdose prevention and awareness campaignAnnual report.
HTMLPDF 43.70.780Fruit and vegetable incentives program.
HTMLPDF 43.70.790Health care facility inspection and investigation availability.
HTMLPDF 43.70.800Oversight, consolidation, and standardizationReview.
HTMLPDF 43.70.810Provision of medical informationDissemination of requirements and authority.
HTMLPDF 43.70.815Environmental health disparities map.
HTMLPDF 43.70.820Environmental justice obligations of the department of health.
HTMLPDF 43.70.825School-based health center program office.
HTMLPDF 43.70.827Anaphylaxis occurring in educational settingsStanding order for epinephrine.
HTMLPDF 43.70.830Lead contamination in drinking water in school buildingsSampling and testingData-sharing agreement.
HTMLPDF 43.70.835Lead contamination in drinking water in school buildingsState-tribal compact schools.
HTMLPDF 43.70.840Lead contamination in drinking water in school buildingsTechnical guidance.
HTMLPDF 43.70.845Lead contamination in drinking water in school buildingsDepartment of health as lead agencyWaiver.
HTMLPDF 43.70.855Hospital staffing advisory committeeAppointmentsMembershipReporting.
HTMLPDF 43.70.900References to the secretary or department of social and health services1989 1st ex.s. c 9.
HTMLPDF 43.70.901References to the director or department of licensing1989 1st ex.s. c 9.
HTMLPDF 43.70.902References to the hospital commission1989 1st ex.s. c 9.
HTMLPDF 43.70.903Licensure requirements reviewReport and recommendations on removing barriers.
HTMLPDF 43.70.910Effective date1989 1st ex.s. c 9.
HTMLPDF 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 prenatal substance exposure programs: RCW 71.24.610.
Visual and auditory screening of pupils, data transferred to secretary: RCW 28A.210.030.