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AGO 1971 No. 32 >  October 27, 1971
TAXATION - PROPERTY - HOSPITALS - TUBERCULOSIS - ASCERTAINMENT OF ACTUAL VALUE OF TAXABLE PROPERTY
TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY ‑- HOSPITALS ‑- TUBERCULOSIS ‑- ASCERTAINMENT OF ACTUAL VALUE OF TAXABLE PROPERTY The actual value of the taxable property in the county or district, for purposes of the tax to be levied for tuberculosis hospital facilities under §§ 11, 18 and 21 of chapter 277, Laws of 1971, 1st Ex. Sess., is in each instance to be ascertained by means of multiplying the appropriate county assessor's determination of assessed valuation of each tax parcel by two.
AGO 1981 No. 1 >  January 28, 1981
MOTOR VEHICLES - INTOXICATING LIQUOR - HOSPITALS - BLOOD TEST
LIABILITY FOR IMPOSITION OF BLOOD TEST (1) The immunity from civil liability which is granted by RCW 46.61.508 to hospitals and their personnel administering blood tests in accordance with RCW 46.20.308 (implied consent) is not dependent upon the ultimate lawfulness of the accused person's arrest or a later court determination that the arresting officer had reasonable grounds to believe that the accused had been driving or was in actual physical control of the motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.(2) The question of possible civil liability by the arresting agency under such circumstances is not dependent upon RCW 46.61.508, and the possibility of liability on the basis of a hospital's negligence in administering the blood test would be dependent upon ordinary principles of tort law as between the plaintiff driver and the defendant county or other arresting agency.
AGO 1983 No. 26 >  November 23, 1983
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - HOSPITAL COMMISSION - HOSPITALS - RATES
AUTHORITY OF HOSPITAL COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH BILLING SYSTEMS FOR REGULATED HOSPITALS (1) The Washington State Hospital Commission is not authorized to require hospitals to provide it with data involving diagnosis, procedures, age and sex of patients, total charges and file tracer numbers, unrelated to any currently authorized function or activity of the commission.(2) The Hospital Commission may not, under current law, require hospitals to bill their patients and/or payors on the basis of prospective fixed charges for a particular treatment as opposed to charges based on actual goods and services rendered.(3) The Hospital Commission may not, under current law, require all payors, including health care contractors, indemnity insurance carriers, and self-insured or private payors, to reimburse hospitals on the basis of prospective fixed charges for a particular treatment as opposed to charges based on actual goods and services rendered.(4) Assuming a system of reimbursement based upon prospective fixed charges for a particular treatment, the Hospital Commission may not, under current law, permit a hospital to retain excess revenues generated as a result of cost efficient practices by the hospital.
AGO 1965 No. 41 >  September 27, 1965
DISTRICTS - HOSPITALS - FIRE - AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE AMBULANCE SERVICE
DISTRICTS ‑- HOSPITALS ‑- FIRE ‑- AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE AMBULANCE SERVICE A hospital district or a fire protection district has the authority to expend public funds to provide ambulance service.
AGO 1965 No. 41 >  September 27, 1965
DISTRICTS - HOSPITALS - FIRE - AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE AMBULANCE SERVICE
DISTRICTS ‑- HOSPITALS ‑- FIRE ‑- AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE AMBULANCE SERVICE(1) A hospital district or a fire protection district has the authority to expend public funds to provide ambulance service.
AGO 1993 No. 15 >  September 20, 1993
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AUTHORITY - HOSPITALS - FEES
Ability of the Washington Health Care Facilities Authority to acquire and lease health care facilities 1.  RCW 70.37.040(5) empowers the Washington Health Care Facilities Authority to lease or sell health care facilities which the Authority has acquired. 2.  RCW 70.37.090 grants the Washington Health Care Facilities Authority the power to charge participants fees to finance projects and to defray the Authority's administrative expenses.  Fees paid by participants in a project may be used by the Authority for the purpose of acquiring a health care facility that it will lease or sell to the participants.  However, fees collected to defray the Authority's administrative expenses may not be used for this purpose.
AGO 1958 No. 198 >  June 5, 1958
ARBITRATION AND AWARD - POWER OF LEGISLATURE TO REQUIRE COMPULSORY ARBITRATION OF LABOR DISPUTES IN HOSPITALS - HOSPITALS - STRIKES - COMPULSORY ARBITRATION - POWER OF LEGISLATURE TO REQUIRE BINDING ARBITRATION OF LABOR DISPUTES IN HOSPITALS - POWER OF LEGISLATURE TO PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT RIGHT OF HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES TO STRIKE
ARBITRATION AND AWARD -- POWER OF LEGISLATURE TO REQUIRE COMPULSORY ARBITRATION OF LABOR DISPUTES IN HOSPITALS -- HOSPITALS -- STRIKES -- COMPULSORY ARBITRATION -- POWER OF LEGISLATURE TO REQUIRE... 1.  The legislature has the power to prohibit or restrict the right of employees of private hospitals to strike if a substitute such as compulsory arbitration or mediation is provided to meet the requirement of due process.  2.  Employees of hospitals operated by the state, its political subdivisions or municipal corporations, absent express legislation to the contrary, do not have the right to strike.  3.  The legislature has the power to compel hospitals and hospital employees to submit their labor disputes to arbitration, the award of the arbitrators being binding on both parties, provided that sufficient standards are provided to govern the arbitrators in determining such disputes.
AGO 1957 No. 132 >  November 18, 1957
HOSPITALS - PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT'S POWER TO INVEST FUNDS - DISTRICTS - INVESTMENT OF FUNDS
HOSPITALS ‑- PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT'S POWER TO INVEST FUNDS -- DISTRICTS ‑- INVESTMENT OF FUNDS Bond redemption funds of a public hospital district may not be invested.
AGO 1958 No. 219 >  September 30, 1958
HOSPITALS - COUNTY HOSPITAL - AUTHORITY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO PROVIDE FOR A DEPARTMENT FOR CARE AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULAR PERSONS - OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - AUTHORITY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO CREATE A DEPARTMENT IN COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL TO CARE FOR T.B. [[TB]]PATIENTS
HOSPITALS‑-COUNTY HOSPITAL‑-AUTHORITY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO PROVIDE FOR A DEPARTMENT FOR CARE AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULAR PERSONS‑-OFFICES AND OFFICERS‑-COUNTY‑-AUTHORITY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO... In counties where no county tuberculosis hospitals exist, the board of trustees of the county general hospital may provide for a department therein to care for tubercular patients.
AGO 1955 No. 11 >  January 17, 1955
COUNTIES - HOSPITALS - TAX LEVY - LIMITATION
COUNTIES ‑- HOSPITALS ‑- TAX LEVY ‑- LIMITATION. A county must levy a tax under RCW 36.62.090, for hospital purposes, but in doing so may not exceed the eight mill limitation imposed under RCW 84.52.050.
AGO 1954 No. 291 >  August 2, 1954
COUNTIES - HOSPITALS - OBLIGATION TO OBSERVE LEGAL HOLIDAYS - LEGAL HOLIDAYS - OBLIGATION OF COUNTY HOSPITALS TO OBSERVE STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
COUNTIES ‑- HOSPITALS ‑- OBLIGATION TO OBSERVE LEGAL HOLIDAYS ‑- LEGAL HOLIDAYS ‑- OBLIGATION OF COUNTY HOSPITALS TO OBSERVE STATUTORY HOLIDAYS County hospitals are not required by statute to observe the legal holidays defined by law but only those designated by the board of trustees of such institutions.
AGO 1954 No. 336 >  October 22, 1954
HOSPITALS - COUNTY - BUDGET - SALARY AND WAGES - POWER TO FIX - COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HOSPITALS ‑- COUNTY ‑- BUDGET ‑- SALARY AND WAGES ‑- POWER TO FIX ‑- COUNTY COMMISSIONERS County commissioners have the power to fix the budget of the county hospitals.  The board of trustees of a county hospital, through the general superintendent, has the power to hire and classify employees, but the county commissioners fix the budgetary allocation for salaries for each classification.
AGO 1953 No. 165 >  November 4, 1953
COUNTIES - HOSPITALS
ESTABLISHMENT OF RATES BY PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICTS Commissioners of public hospital districts may establish rates to be charged for hospital rooms and medical care, but these rates are not controlling upon the state department of health since services rendered for this department are subject to contract between the department and the vendor.
AGLO 1976 No. 1 >  January 5, 1976
DISTRICTS - HOSPITALS - CHURCHES - CONTRACTS
OPERATION OF PUBLIC HOSPITAL BY RELIGIOUS ORDER Without an express grant of statutory authority it would not be permissible for a public hospital district to contract with a private organization, including a religious order, for the operation of a hospital facility owned by such a district.
AGO 2013 No. 3 >  August 21, 2013
DISTRICT, PUBLIC HOSPITAL - HOSPITALS - PUBLIC FUNDS - HEALTH - CONTRACTS
Whether A Public Hospital District Violates RCW 9.02 If It Contracts With A Provider Of Health Care Services That Declines To Provide Certain Services

 

A public hospital district that provides, directly or by contract, maternity care benefits, services, or information to women, through any program administered or funded in whole or in part by the district, must also provide the substantially equivalent benefits, services, or information required by RCW 9.02.160 and .100.

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