The boarding home must secure potentially hazardous supplies and equipment commensurate with the assessed needs of residents and their functional and cognitive abilities. In determining what supplies and equipment may be accessible to residents, the boarding home must consider at a minimum:
(1) The residents' characteristics and needs;
(2) The degree of hazardousness or toxicity posed by the supplies or equipment;
(3) Whether or not the supplies and equipment are commonly found in a private home, such as hand soap or laundry detergent; and
(4) How residents with special needs are individually protected without unnecessary restrictions on the general population.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090 (2004 c 142 § 19) and chapter 18.20 RCW. 04-16-065, § 388-78A-3100, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]