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WAC 246-16-270

Mandatory reporting—Reports by employers of license holders.

(1) Every license holder, corporation, organization, health care facility, and state and local governmental agency that employs a license holder shall report to the department of health when the employed license holder's services have been terminated or restricted based on a final determination or finding that the license holder:
(a) Has committed an act or acts that may constitute unprofessional conduct; or
(b) May not be able to practice his or her profession with reasonable skill and safety due to a mental or physical condition.
(2) Reports under this section must be submitted to the department of health as soon as possible but no later than twenty days after a final determination or finding is made. The report should contain the information described in WAC 246-16-220(2).
(3) Reports made by a hospital according to RCW 70.41.210 and reports by ambulatory surgical facilities according to RCW 70.230.120 meet the requirement of this section.
(4) If a license holder fails to submit a report required by this section, a civil penalty of up to five hundred dollars may be imposed and the disciplining authority may take action against the license holder for unprofessional conduct.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.130.080. WSR 09-04-050, § 246-16-270, filed 1/30/09, effective 3/2/09.]
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