Last Update: 6/23/15

Chapter 388-61A WAC

SHELTERS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

WAC Sections

BACKGROUND
What is the legal basis for the domestic violence shelter program?
What is the purpose of having minimum standards for domestic violence shelters and supportive services?
What definitions apply to this chapter?
What service model must be used to provide the services required by these rules?
Is DSHS required to provide funding to any domestic violence agency that requests funding?
What are the requirements for domestic violence agencies?
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATIVE STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGENCIES
What supportive services must a domestic violence agency provide?
What services and resources must be available to children/youth residing in emergency domestic violence shelter?
What are the requirements for the crisis hotline or helpline?
What are the requirements for accessing emergency domestic violence shelter?
What information must be in a client's file?
What information must the domestic violence agency keep confidential?
What information can be disclosed?
What information must be included in a written waiver of confidentiality?
What information must be provided to clients about their right to confidentiality?
What type of training is required for staff of the domestic violence agency?
How should training be documented?
Must supervisors of domestic violence agency staff have specific experience and training?
What written policies or procedures do you need to have?
GENERAL FACILITY STANDARDS FOR SHELTER HOMES AND SAFE HOMES
What safety requirements are shelters required to meet?
What are the requirements for bedrooms?
What are requirements for cribs or bassinets?
What kind of diaper changing area must I provide?
What are kitchen requirements?
What are the requirements for providing food to clients residing in shelter?
What are the requirements for providing clothing to clients residing in shelter?
What personal hygiene items do I need to provide to clients residing in shelter?
What are the requirements for toilets, sinks, and bathing facilities?
What types of linen do I need to provide to clients?
What are the requirements for laundry facilities?
Are there requirements for drinking water?
What are the requirements for sewage and liquid wastes?
What kind of heating system is required?
How must I ventilate the shelter?
How much lighting is required in the shelter?
Are there any requirements about pets in the shelter?
What first-aid supplies must I provide?
What are the requirements for storing medications?
What measures must I take for pest control?
What are the requirements for labeling and storing chemicals and toxic materials?
Where do I keep firearms and other dangerous weapons?
ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR SHELTER HOMES
What are the additional standards for shelter homes?
ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR SAFE HOMES
What are the additional standards for safe homes?
COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS
Will DSHS do an evaluation of the domestic violence agency?
What will happen if I am out of compliance with the minimum standards or my contract?
What will happen if there is a complaint to DSHS about the domestic violence agency?
Can DSHS waive any of the minimum standards of this chapter?
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