(1) The boarding home must:
(a) Provide residents and staff persons with the means to summon on-duty staff assistance:
(i) From resident units;
(ii) From common areas accessible to residents;
(iii) From corridors accessible to residents; and
(iv) For boarding homes issued a project number by construction review services on or after September 1, 2004 for construction related to this section, all bathrooms, all toilet rooms, resident living rooms and sleeping rooms.
(b) Provide residents, families, and other visitors with a means to contact a staff person inside the building from outside the building after hours.
(2) The boarding home must provide one or more nonpay telephones:
(a) In each building located for ready access by staff persons; and
(b) On the premises with reasonable access and privacy by residents.
(3) In boarding homes issued a project number by construction review services on or after September 1, 2004 for construction related to this section, the boarding home must equip each resident room with two telephone lines.
(4) If a boarding home that is issued a project number by construction services on or after September 1, 2004 chooses to install an intercom system, the intercom system must be equipped with a mechanism that allows a resident to control:
(a) Whether or not announcements are broadcast into the resident's room; and
(b) Whether or not voices or conversations within the resident's room can be monitored or listened to by persons outside the resident's room.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090. 06-01-047, § 388-78A-2930, filed 12/15/05, effective 1/15/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090 (2004 c 142 § 19) and chapter 18.20 RCW. 04-16-065, § 388-78A-2930, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]