WSR 11-17-084

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 17, 2011, 4:19 p.m. ]


NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF AN INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

OR POLICY STATEMENT



Title of Interpretive or Policy Statement: Applicability of Emergency Cardiac and Stroke Care System Law to Freestanding Emergency Departments.

Issuing Entity: Office of community health systems, health systems quality assurance.

Subject Matter: This interpretive statement clarifies that freestanding emergency departments are not hospitals and as such are not eligible to be categorized as a cardiac or stroke center in the emergency cardiac and stroke system.

Effective Date: August 15, 2011.

Contact Person: Kathy Schmitt, office of community health systems, (360) 236-2869.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office