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WAC 246-337-001: Scope And Purpose

Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 246 > Chapter 246-337 > Section 246-337-001

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WAC 246-337-001

Scope and purpose.

(1) This chapter implements chapter 71.12 RCW and sets the minimum health and safety standards for licensure and operations of twenty-four hour private, county or municipal residential treatment facilities (RTF) providing health care services to persons with mental disorders or substance abuse.
(2) Additionally, these rules apply to residential treatment facilities licensed by the department of health under chapter 71.12 RCW and certified by the department of social and health services under chapter 71.05 RCW (Mental illness), chapter 70.96A RCW (Treatment for alcoholism, intoxication and drug addiction), and chapter 71.34 RCW (Mental health services for minors).
(3) These rules are intended to supplement other applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and ordinances. If any provision of this chapter is more restrictive than local codes and ordinances this chapter shall prevail over any less restrictive provision.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 71.12 RCW. WSR 05-15-157, § 246-337-001, filed 7/20/05, effective 8/20/05.]