USA Statutes : washington
Title : Public health and safety
Chapter : Tuberculosis hospitals, facilities, and funding
RCW 70.30.045Expenditures for tuberculosis control directed Standards Payment for treatment.Tuberculosis is a communicable disease and tuberculosis prevention, treatment, control, and follow up of known cases of tuberculosis are the basic steps in the control of this major health problem. In order to carry on such work effectively in accordance with the standards set by the secretary under RCW 70.28.025, the legislative authority of each county shall budget a sum to be used for the control of tuberculosis, including case finding, prevention, treatment, and follow up of known cases of tuberculosis. Under no circumstances should this section be construed to mean that the legislative authority of each county shall budget sums to provide tuberculosis treatment when the patient has the ability to pay for the treatment. Each patient's ability to pay for the treatment shall be assessed by the local health department.[1999 c 172 § 6; 1975 1st ex.s. c 291 § 3; 1973 1st ex.s. c 195 § 79; 1971 ex.s. c 277 § 21; 1970 ex.s. c 47 § 7; 1967 ex.s. c 110 § 11; 1959 c 117 § 1; 1945 c 66 § 1; 1943 c 162 § 1; Rem. Supp. 1945 § 6113-1. Formerly RCW 70.32.010.]Notes:Finding -- Severability -- 1999 c 172: See notes following RCW 70.28.010.Effective dates -- Severability -- 1975 1st ex.s. c 291: See notes following RCW 82.04.050.Severability -- Effective dates and termination dates -- Construction -- 1973 1st ex.s. c 195: See notes following RCW 84.52.043.County budget for tuberculosis facilities: RCW 70.30.055.County treasurer: Chapter 36.29 RCW. RCW 70.30.055County budget for tuberculosis facilities.In order to maintain adequate facilities and services for the residents of the state of Washington who are or may be suffering from tuberculosis and to assure their proper care, the legislative authority of each county shall budget annually a sum to provide such services in the county. The funds may be retained by the county for operating its own services for the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. None of the counties shall be required to make any payments to the state or any other agency from these funds except as authorized by the local health department. However, if the counties do not comply with the adopted standards of the department, the secretary shall take action to provide the required services and to charge the affected county directly for the provision of these services by the state.[1999 c 172 § 9; 1975 1st ex.s. c 291 § 4. Prior: 1973 1st ex.s. c 213 § 4; 1973 1st ex.s. c 195 § 81; 1971 ex.s. c 277 § 18. Formerly RCW 70.33.040.]Notes:Finding -- Severability -- 1999 c 172: See notes following RCW 70.28.010.Effective dates -- Severability -- 1975 1st ex.s. c 291: See notes following RCW 82.04.050.Expenditures for tuberculosis control directed -- Standards -- Payment for treatment: RCW 70.30.045.