Last Update: 3/6/18

Chapter 246-335 WAC

IN-HOME SERVICES AGENCIES

WAC Sections

PARTS 1 THROUGH 4
REQUIREMENTS FOR IN-HOME SERVICES AGENCIES LICENSED TO PROVIDE HOME CARE, HOME HEALTH, AND HOSPICE SERVICES
Part 1 – General Requirements Applicable to All Service Categories
Scope and purpose.
Applicability.
DefinitionsGeneral.
License required.
Initial application.
License renewal.
Change of ownership.
Applicant or licensee responsibilities.
Survey and investigation.
Statement of deficiencies, plan of correction, and enforcement action.
Substantial equivalency to the state survey requirement.
Exemptions and alternative methods.
Part 2 - Requirements Specific to Home Care Agency Services
Applicability.
DefinitionsHome care.
Plan of operation.
Delivery of services.
Personnel, contractor, and volunteer policies.
Personnel, contractor, and volunteer records.
Bill of rights.
Home care plan of care.
Supervision of home care services.
Client records.
Quality improvement program.
Part 3 - Requirements Specific to Home Health Agency Services
Applicability.
DefinitionsHome health.
Plan of operation.
Delivery of services.
Personnel, contractor, and volunteer policies.
Personnel, contractor, and volunteer records.
Bill of rights.
Home health plan of care.
Supervision of home health services.
Patient records.
Quality improvement program.
Home medical supplies and equipment.
Part 4 - Requirements Specific to Hospice Agency Services
Applicability.
DefinitionsHospice.
Plan of operation.
Delivery of services.
Personnel, contractor, and volunteer policies.
Personnel, contractor, and volunteer records.
Bill of rights.
Hospice plan of care.
Supervision of hospice services.
Patient records.
Quality improvement program.
Home medical supplies and equipment.
PARTS 5 THROUGH 12
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING, OPERATION, AND CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPICE CARE CENTERS
Part 5 – Requirements Specific to Licensing and Operation of Hospice Care Centers
Applicability.
Definitions.
License required.
General licensing requirements.
Nutritional services.
Infection control.
Emergency preparedness.
Pharmaceutical services.
Exemptions and alternative methods.
Part 6 – Physical Environment Requirements
Applicability.
Construction and design codes.
Design, construction review and approval of plans.
Site and site development.
Part 7 – General Design Requirements
General requirements.
Furnishings.
Pharmaceutical services area.
Food preparation.
Linen handling facilities.
Laundry facilities.
Utility rooms.
Part 8 – Specific Design Requirements
Plumbing.
Medical gases.
Heating, ventilating and air conditioning.
Electrical and communication systems.
Part 9 – Patient Areas
Patient rooms.
Patient toilets and bathing facilities.
Part 10 – Family, Personnel, Volunteer, Contractor, and Public Areas
Family, personnel, volunteer, contractor, and public areas.
Part 11 – Facility Support
Environmental services facilities.
Maintenance facilities.
Receiving, storage and distribution facilities.
Part 12 – Exemptions and Alternative Methods
Exemptions and alternative methods.
Part 13 - Fees
Fees.
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