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PDFWAC 246-100-021

Responsibilities and duties—Health care providers.

Every health care provider, as defined in chapter 246-100 WAC, shall:
(1) Provide adequate, understandable instruction in control measures designed to prevent the spread of disease to:
(a) Each patient with a communicable disease under his or her care; and
(b) Others as appropriate to prevent spread of disease.
(2) Cooperate with public health authorities during investigation of:
(a) Circumstances of a case or suspected case of a notifiable condition or other communicable disease; and
(b) An outbreak or suspected outbreak of illness.
Comply with requirements in WAC 246-100-206, 246-100-211, and chapter 246-101 WAC.
(3) Use protocols established in the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 20th edition, published by the American Public Health Association, when treating wounds caused by animal bites. A copy of this publication is available for review at the department and at each local health department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 15-05-014, § 246-100-021, filed 2/6/15, effective 3/9/15; WSR 00-23-120, § 246-100-021, filed 11/22/00, effective 12/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050, 70.24.130 and 70.104.055. WSR 92-02-019 (Order 225B), § 246-100-021, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-100-021, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.104 RCW. WSR 90-10-036 (Order 049), § 248-100-021, filed 4/26/90, effective 5/27/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 87-11-047 (Order 302), § 248-100-021, filed 5/19/87.]
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