Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1950 NO. 410 > Dec 29 1950

Under Initiative 178, section 15, the State Board of Health may establish a policy in counties where there are county hospitals requiring that certain specified groups of recipients, such as medically indigent, general assistance, and aid to dependent children, utilize the in-patient [[inpatient]]and out-patient [[outpatient]]facilities and aid to dependent children, utilize the in-patient and out-patient facilities of those hospitals to the fullest extent, provided that the standards of medical care are equivalent in quality to those generally accepted in the community concerned.Under Initiative 178, section 15 (h), the State Director of Health is charged with the responsibility for the expenditure of funds and is required to do the accounting and approval of vouchers for the State Auditor.