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USA Statutes : washington
Title : Public health and safety
Chapter : Control of tuberculosis
RCW 70.28.008Definitions.The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise:  (1) "Department" means the department of health;  (2) "Secretary" means the secretary of the department of health or his or her designee;  (3) "Tuberculosis control" refers to the procedures administered in the counties for the control, prevention, and treatment of tuberculosis.[1999 c 172 § 7; 1991 c 3 § 330; 1983 c 3 § 171; 1971 ex.s. c 277 § 15. Formerly RCW 70.33.010.]Notes:Finding -- Severability -- 1999 c 172: See notes following RCW 70.28.010. RCW 70.28.025Secretary's administrative responsibility Scope.The secretary shall have responsibility for establishing standards for the control, prevention, and treatment of tuberculosis and hospitals approved to treat tuberculosis in the state operated under this chapter and chapter 70.30 RCW and for providing, either directly or through agreement, contract, or purchase, appropriate facilities and services for persons who are, or may be suffering from tuberculosis except as otherwise provided by RCW 70.30.061 or this section.  Under that responsibility, the secretary shall have the following powers and duties:  (1) To develop and enter into such agreements, contracts, or purchase arrangements with counties and public and private agencies or institutions to provide for hospitalization, nursing home, or other appropriate facilities and services, including laboratory services, for persons who are or may be suffering from tuberculosis;  (2) Adopt such rules as are necessary to assure effective patient care and treatment of tuberculosis.[1999 c 172 § 8; 1983 c 3 § 172; 1973 1st ex.s. c 213 § 2; 1971 ex.s. c 277 § 16. Formerly RCW 70.33.020.]Notes:Finding -- Severability -- 1999 c 172: See notes following RCW 70.28.010.

USA Statutes : washington