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WAC 246-320-266

Alcohol and chemical dependency services.

The purpose of this section is to guide the management and care of patients receiving alcohol and chemical dependency services. Hospitals are not required to provide these services in order to be licensed.
If providing alcoholism or chemical dependency services hospitals must:
(1) Adopt and implement policies and procedures on the development, use, and review of the individualized treatment plan, including participation by:
(a) Multidisciplinary treatment team;
(b) Patient; and
(c) Family as appropriate;
(2) Define the qualifications and oversight of staff delivering alcohol and chemical dependency care services;
(3) Use hospital policies and procedures which define standards of practice;
(4) Assure patient privacy during interviewing, group and individual counseling, physical examinations, and social activities; and
(5) Provide services according to WAC 246-324-170.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.41 RCW and RCW 43.70.040. WSR 09-07-050, ยง 246-320-266, filed 3/11/09, effective 4/11/09.]
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