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WAC 246-320-231

Patient care unit or area.

The purpose of this section is to guide the management of a patient area.
Hospitals must assure:
(1) Each patient room contains:
(a) A bed;
(b) A means for patient privacy; and
(c) A means to call for help or assistance;
(2) Each patient care unit has:
(a) A means for staff to clean their hands before giving care to a patient;
(b) Staff available at all times to provide care to patients; and
(c) A means for staff to record and maintain individual patient records;
(3) Staff respond to calls for help or assistance.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.41 RCW and RCW 43.70.040. WSR 09-07-050, ยง 246-320-231, filed 3/11/09, effective 4/11/09.]
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