WSR 05-15-116

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed July 18, 2005, 12:18 p.m. ]


NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF AN INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT


Title of Statement: HB 1237, relating to specialized commercial vehicles used for patient transportation.

Issuing Entity: Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System.

Subject Matter: HB 1237 adds a definition for the term "stretcher," to RCW 18.73.030. The requirements outlined in RCW 18.73.180 "Other transportation vehicles" remain unchanged. This interpretive statement clarifies the provisions of HB 1237 and its interpretation of the issue.

Effective Date: June 20, 2005.

Contact Persons: Janet Kastl, Director, Washington State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System, P.O. Box 47853, Olympia, WA 98504-7853, (360) 236-2832; or Michael Lopez, Education, Training, and Regional Support Manager, Washington State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System, P.O. Box 47853, Olympia, WA 98504-7853, (360) 236-2841.

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