Capacity — Security — Licensing — Application of state and local rules.
(1)(a) The department shall not license an enhanced services facility that serves any residents under sixty-five years of age for a capacity to exceed sixteen residents.
(b) The department may contract for services for the operation of enhanced services facilities only to the extent that funds are specifically provided for that purpose.
(2) The facility shall provide an appropriate level of security for the characteristics, behaviors, and legal status of the residents.
(3) An enhanced services facility may hold only one license but, to the extent permitted under state and federal law and medicaid requirements, a facility may be located in the same building as another licensed facility, provided that:
(a) The enhanced services facility is in a location that is totally separate and discrete from the other licensed facility; and
(b) The two facilities maintain separate staffing, unless an exception to this is permitted by the department in rule.
(4) Nursing homes under chapter 18.51 RCW, assisted living facilities under chapter 18.20 RCW, or adult family homes under chapter 70.128 RCW, that become licensed as facilities under this chapter shall be deemed to meet the applicable state and local rules, regulations, permits, and code requirements. All other facilities are required to meet all applicable state and local rules, regulations, permits, and code requirements.
[2012 c 10 § 51; 2005 c 504 § 408.]
| Application -- 2012 c 10: See note following RCW 18.20.010.|
Findings -- Intent -- Severability -- Application -- Construction -- Captions, part headings, subheadings not law -- Adoption of rules -- Effective dates -- 2005 c 504: See notes following RCW 71.05.027.
Alphabetization -- Correction of references -- 2005 c 504: See note following RCW 71.05.020.