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. You can perform an online search for RCWs on the Washington State Legislature website or go directly to the full list of RCWs.
The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) has authority (RCW 18.79.110) to change, update, and add to the following chapters of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC):
Chapter 246-840 WAC - Practical and Registered Nursing
Chapter 246-841 WAC - Nursing assistants
Chapter 246-842 WAC - Nursing assistants--Nursing homes--Nursing assistants training program.
Relevant RCWs for nurses
|RCW||Chapter or Section Title|
|RCW Chapter 18.79||Nursing Care|
|RCW Chapter 18.130||Regulation of Health Professions/Uniform Disciplinary Act|
|RCW Section 26.44.030||Abuse of Children and Adult Dependent Persons|
|RCW Chapter 34.05||Administrative Procedures Act|
|RCW Chapter 42.56||Public Disclosure|
|RCW Chapter 70.02||Medical Records – Health Care Information Access and Disclosure|
|RCW Chapter 74.34||Abuse of Vulnerable Adults|
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If you have questions, please contact our rules staff at NCQAC.Rules@doh.wa.gov.