Assisted living services and enhanced adult residential care — Contracts — Rules.
(1) To the extent of available funding, the department of social and health services may contract with licensed assisted living facilities under chapter 18.20 RCW and tribally licensed assisted living facilities for assisted living services and enhanced adult residential care. The department shall develop rules for facilities that contract with the department for assisted living services or enhanced adult residential care to establish:
(a) Facility service standards consistent with the principles in RCW 74.39A.051 and consistent with chapter 70.129 RCW;
(b) Standards for resident living areas consistent with RCW 74.39A.030;
(c) Training requirements for providers and their staff.
(2) The department's rules shall provide that services in assisted living and enhanced adult residential care:
(a) Recognize individual needs, privacy, and autonomy;
(b) Include, but not be limited to, personal care, nursing services, medication administration, and supportive services that promote independence and self-sufficiency;
(c) Are of sufficient scope to assure that each resident who chooses to remain in the assisted living or enhanced adult residential care may do so, to the extent that the care provided continues to be cost-effective and safe and promote the most appropriate level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being consistent with client choice;
(d) Are directed first to those persons most likely, in the absence of enhanced adult residential care or assisted living services, to need hospital, nursing facility, or other out-of-home placement; and
(e) Are provided in compliance with applicable facility and professional licensing laws and rules.
(3) When a facility contracts with the department for assisted living services or enhanced adult residential care, only services and facility standards that are provided to or in behalf of the assisted living services or enhanced adult residential care client shall be subject to the department's rules.
[2012 c 164 § 706; 2012 c 10 § 64; 1995 1st sp.s. c 18 § 14; 1993 c 508 § 3.]
| Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2012 c 10 § 64 and by 2012 c 164 § 706, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).|
Finding -- Intent -- Rules -- Effective date -- 2012 c 164: See notes following RCW 18.88B.010.
Application -- 2012 c 10: See note following RCW 18.20.010.
Conflict with federal requirements -- Severability -- Effective date -- 1995 1st sp.s. c 18: See notes following RCW 74.39A.030.