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Washington Administrative Code (WAC)

A rule or Washington Administrative Code (WAC) is written to provide interpretive support for the individuals or entities to whom the rule applies. Department of Health rules are written and adopted by a board or commission, or the secretary of the Department of Health. Rules or WACs carry the full force of the law.

If the WAC you're looking for isn't listed, use the searchable database of all WACs on the legislative website.

The WACs that relate to:
WAC 246-12 Administrative Procedures and Requirements for Credentialed Health Care Providers
WAC 246-15 Whistleblower Complaints in Health Care Settings
WAC 246-16 Standards of professional conduct

Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

A statute or Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is written by the Washington State Legislature. Once legislation is signed by the governor, it becomes law.

The website for RCWs is a searchable database online. You may also access the state government website. If you're interested in obtaining a copy of any RCW, contact your local public library.

Other relevant RCWs are:
RCW 19.68
Rebating By Practitioners of Healing Professions
RCW 18.130 Regulation of Health Professions - Uniform Disciplinary Act
RCW 26.44.030 Abuse of Children and Adult Dependent Persons
RCW 34.05 Administrative Procedures Act
RCW 42.56 Public Records Act
RCW 70.02 Medical Records-Health Care Information Access and Disclosure
RCW 70.225.020 Prescription Monitoring Program
RCW 74.34 Abuse of Vulnerable Adults

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