Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 69 > Jun 12 1951

1. Under chapter 117, Laws of 1951, the right to the issuance of a nursing home license and th right to the license fee accompanying the application for a license belongs entirely to the state department of health.  2. Under chapter 117, Laws of 1951, local authorities may not issue separate license and may not enforce regulations which are more stringent than those of the department of health.  3. Under chapter 117, Laws of 1951, the state department of health may issue provisional licenses after July 1, 1951.  4. Under chapter 117, Laws of 1951, the fee for a renewal of a license is in the amount of ten dollars.