DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed May 19, 1998, 10:52 a.m.]
notice of adoption of interpretive statement
Title: "Is oral feeding via syringe an acceptable practice to use with chronically ill, demented, developmentally disabled, elderly or other persons whose ability to eat adequately by spoon or other usual utensil is compromised?"
Issuing Entity: Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.
Subject: The commission issued an advisory opinion in response to the request from Fay Helmon, RN, MSN, Nursing Consultant, DSHS, Aging and Adult Services, Residential Care Services Division, Olympia, Washington.
Effective Date: April 10, 1998.
Contact Person: Jeanne E. Vincent, RN, MS, Associate Nurse Practice Manager, Department of Health, Nursing Care Commission, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, (360) 664-2881.