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Rules and Regulations Governing Health District Functions

Animal Bites, Birds, and Public Health-Related Nuisances

1.    Communicable and Certain Other Diseases – Washington State Board of Health – WAC 246-100

 

2.    General Sanitation – Washington State Board of Health – WAC 246-203

 

Chemical and Physical Hazards

1.   Decontamination of Illegal Drug Manufacturing or Storage Sites – Washington State Board of Health - WAC 246-205

 

2.    Dangerous Waste Regulations – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 173-303

 

3.    Model Toxics Control Act – Washington State Board of Health - WAC 173-340

 

Communicable Disease

1.    Immunization Program – Washington State Legislature - RCW 28A.210.060 through RCW 28A.210.170

 

2.    Medical Records – Health Care Information Access and Disclosure – Washington State Legislature – RCW 70.02

 

3.    Control and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Washington State LegislatureRCW 70.24

 

4.    Pandemic Influenza Preparedness – Washington State Legislature – RCW 70.26

 

5.    Control of Tuberculosis – Washington State Legislature – RCW 70.28

 

6.    Tuberculosis Hospitals, Facilities, and Funding – Washington State Legislature –

RCW 70.30

 

7.    Tuberculosis — Prevention, Treatment, and Control – Washington State Board of Health - WAC 246-170

 

8.    Communicable and Certain Other Diseases – Washington State Board of Health – WAC 246-100

 

9.    Notifiable Conditions – Washington State Board of Health - WAC 246-101

 

Drinking Water

1.    Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) – United States Environmental Protection Agency - SDWA

 

2.    Group A Public Water Supplies – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 246-290

 

3.    Group B Public Water Systems – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 246-291

 

4.    Group B Public Drinking Water Systems – District Board of Health of the Benton-Franklin Health District – Rules and Regulations 7

 

5.    Minimum Standards for Construction and Maintenance of Wells – Department of Ecology – WAC 173-160

 

Emergency Preparedness and Response

1.    Local Health Departments, Boards, Officers – Regulations – Washington State Legislature - RCW 70.05

 

2.    Emergency Management – Washington State Legislature – RCW 38.52

 

3.    State Board of Health – Washington State Legislature – RCW 43.20

 

4.    Department Created – Washington State Legislature - RCW 43.70.020 

 

5.    Powers and Duties of Secretary – General – Washington State Legislature –

RCW 43.70.130

 

6.    Threat to Public Health – Investigation, Examination or Sampling of Articles or Conditions Constituting – Access- Subpoena Power – Washington State Legislature – RCW 43.70.170

 

7.    Threat to Public Health – Order Prohibiting Sale or Disposition of Food or Other Items Pending Investigation – Washington State Legislature –

RCW 43.70.180

 

8.    Powers and Duties of State Board of Health – Rule Making – Delegation of Authority – Enforcement of Rules – Washington State Legislature –

RCW 43.20.050

 

9.    Governor – Washington State Legislature – RCW 43.06

 

10. Administrative Procedure – Washington State Board of Health - WAC 246-10 

 

11. Emergency Worker Program – Washington State Board of Health - WAC 118-04

 

Food Safety & Foodborne Illness Prevention

1.    Food Service – Washington State Board of Health - WAC 246-215 (for user friendly version click here)

 

2.    Food Worker Cards (training required for all food handlers in Washington State)  – Washington State Board of Health – WAC 246-217

 

3.    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code – United States Department of Health and Human Services – FDA Food Code (used as basis for Washington State Food Service rule)

 

Health District

1.    Health Districts – Washington State Legislature - RCW 70.46

 

2.    Local Health Departments, Boards, Officers – Regulations – Washington State Legislature - RCW 70.05

 

Laboratory

1.    Accreditation of Environmental Laboratories – Washington State Board of Health – WAC 173-50 

 

2.    Group A Public Water Supplies – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 246-290

 

3.    Drinking Water Certification Rules – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 246-390

 

Maternal Child Health

1.    Maternity-Related Services (First Steps Services for Women and Infants) – Washington State Board of Health – WAC 182-533

 

2.    Early Learning, Department of (all Early Learning Specialist Roles support this series of WAC: Childcare Nurse Consultant, ECEAP Health Specialist, and EHS Nurse Consultant and PHN Work 1st CSHCN Consultant) – Washington State Board of Health – WAC 170

 

3.    Coordinated Children's Services (Children with Special Health Care Needs) – Washington State Board of Health – WAC 246-710

 

4.    Early Intervention Services – Birth to Six (Children with Special Health Care Needs and Maternal Child Health) – Washington State Legislature – RCW 70.195

 

5.    Child Mortality Review (Child Death Review) – Washington State Legislature –

RCW 70.05.170

 

On-Site Sewage

1.    On-site Sewage Systems – Washington State Board of Health - WAC 246-272A

 

2.    Large On-Site Sewage System Regulations – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 246-272B

 

3.    On-Site Sewage System Tanks – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 246-272C

 

4.    On-Site Sewage System Additives – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 246-273

 

5.    On-Site Waste Management System – District Board of Health of the Benton-Franklin Health District – Rules and Regulations 2

 

6.    Standards for Design and Construction of Gravity Flow On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems – Benton-Franklin Health District - Standards for Design and Construction of Gravity Flow On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems.

 

Oral Health

1.    Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) Program – Washington State Board of Health - WAC 182-535-1245

 

Pools and Water Recreation

1.    Water Recreation Facilities – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 246-260

 

2.    Water Recreation Contact Facilities – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 246-262

 

School Environmental Health & Safety

1.    Primary and Secondary Schools (Public and Private, K-12) – Washington State Board of Health – WAC 246-366

 

2.    Environmental Health and Safety Standards for Primary and Secondary Schools (Public and Private, K-12) – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 246-366A

 

3.    Public Playground Safety – United States Product Safety Commission –

Public Playground Safety Handbook

 

Smoking in Public Places

1.    Smoking in Public Places – Washington State Legislature – RCW 70.160

 

Solid Waste

1.    Requirements for State Permit Program Determination of Adequacy – United States Environmental Protection Agency – Title 40, Code of Regulations (CFR) Parts 239 through 299

 

2.    Solid Waste Management – Reduction and Recycling – Washington State LegislatureRCW 70.95

 

3.    Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills – Washington State Board of Health –

WAC 173-351

 

4.    Solid Waste Handling Standards – Department of Ecology – WAC 173-350

 

5.    Biosolids Management – Department of Ecology – WAC 173-308

 

6.    Solid Waste Management System – District Board of Health of the Benton-Franklin Health District – Rules and Regulations 6

 

7.    Sewage Pumpers – District Board of Health of the Benton-Franklin Health District –

Rules and Regulations 5

 

8.    General Sanitation – Washington State Board of Health – WAC 246-203

 

* Cities and counties also have specific rules that govern the disposal of solid waste. These rules are located on county or city websites, or by contacting the jurisdiction directly.

 

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

1.    Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children – U.S. Government Publishing Office – Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Title 7, Part 246

 

2.    Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program – Washington State Board of Health

WAC 246-780

 

3.    Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – Washington State Board of Health - WAC 246-790 

 

Vital Records

1.    Vital Statistics – Washington State Legislature – RCW 70.58

 

 

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