70.28.020  <<  70.28.025 >>   70.28.031

Secretary's administrative responsibilityScope.

The secretary shall have responsibility for establishing standards for the control, prevention, and treatment of tuberculosis and hospitals approved to treat tuberculosis in the state operated under this chapter and chapter 70.30 RCW and for providing, either directly or through agreement, contract, or purchase, appropriate facilities and services for persons who are, or may be suffering from tuberculosis except as otherwise provided by RCW 70.30.061 or this section.
Under that responsibility, the secretary shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) To develop and enter into such agreements, contracts, or purchase arrangements with counties and public and private agencies or institutions to provide for hospitalization, nursing home, or other appropriate facilities and services, including laboratory services, for persons who are or may be suffering from tuberculosis;
(2) Adopt such rules as are necessary to assure effective patient care and treatment of tuberculosis.


FindingSeverability1999 c 172: See notes following RCW 70.28.010.
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