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WAC 246-320-161

Medical staff.

The purpose of this section is to establish the development of a medical staff structure, consistent with clinical competence, to ensure a safe patient care environment.
The medical staff must:
(1) Adopt bylaws, rules, regulations, and organizational structure that address:
(a) Qualifications for membership;
(b) Verification of application data;
(c) Appointment and reappointment process;
(d) Length of appointment and reappointment;
(e) Granting of delineated clinical privileges;
(f) Provision for continuous patient care;
(g) Assessment of credentialed practitioner's performance;
(h) Due process;
(i) Reporting practitioners according to RCW 70.41.210; and
(j) Provide for medical staff communication and conflict resolution with the governing authority;
(2) Forward medical staff recommendations for membership and clinical privileges to the governing authority for action.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.41 RCW and RCW 43.70.040. WSR 09-07-050, ยง 246-320-161, filed 3/11/09, effective 4/11/09.]
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