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.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
246-335-001
Scope and purpose. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-001, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-010
Applicability. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-010, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-015
Definitions. [Statutory Authority: 2013 c 19 and RCW 70.127.120. WSR 15-09-108, § 246-335-015, filed 4/20/15, effective 5/21/15. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 04-01-197, § 246-335-015, filed 12/24/03, effective 1/24/04; WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-015, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-020
License required. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-020, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-025
Initial application. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-025, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-030
Renewal. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-030, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-035
Change of ownership. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-035, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-040
Applicant or licensee rights and responsibilities. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-040, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-045
Department responsibilities. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-045, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-050
Deemed status. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-050, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-055
Plan of operation. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-055, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-060
Delivery of services. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 04-01-197, § 246-335-060, filed 12/24/03, effective 1/24/04; WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-060, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-065
Personnel, contractor, and volunteer policies. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-065, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-070
Personnel, contractor and volunteer records. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-070, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-075
Bill of rights. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-075, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-080
Home health plan of care. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-080, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-085
Hospice plan of care. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-085, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-090
Home care plan of care. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-090, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-095
Supervision of home health care. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-095, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-100
Supervision of hospice care. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-100, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-105
Supervision of home care. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-105, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-110
Patient/client records. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-110, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-115
Quality improvement. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-115, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-120
Home medical supplies and equipment. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-120, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-125
Exemptions and alternative methods. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-125, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-130
Applicability. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-130, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-135
Definitions. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-135, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-140
License required. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-140, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-145
Initial application. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-145, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-150
Renewal. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-150, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-155
Other general hospice care center licensing requirements. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-155, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-160
Nutritional services. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-160, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-165
Infection control. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-165, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-170
Emergency preparedness. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-170, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-175
Pharmaceutical services. [Statutory Authority: 2013 c 19 and RCW 70.127.120. WSR 15-09-108, § 246-335-175, filed 4/20/15, effective 5/21/15. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-175, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-180
Applicability. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-180, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-185
Application and approval. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-185, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-190
Construction and design codes. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-190, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-195
Construction documents. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-195, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-200
Site and site development. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-200, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-205
General requirements. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-205, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-210
Furnishings. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-210, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-220
Pharmaceutical services area. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-220, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-225
Food preparation. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-225, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-230
Linen handling facilities. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-230, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-235
Laundry facilities. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-235, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-240
Utility rooms. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-240, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-245
Plumbing. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-245, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-250
Medical gases. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-250, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-255
Heating, ventilating and air conditioning. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-255, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-260
Electrical service and distribution. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-260, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-265
Patient rooms. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-265, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-270
Patient toilets and bathing facilities. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-270, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-275
Family, personnel, volunteer, contractor, and public areas. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-275, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-280
Environmental services facilities. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-280, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-285
Maintenance facilities. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-285, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-290
Receiving, storage and distribution facilities. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-290, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
246-335-295
Exemptions and alternative methods. [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-295, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 18-06-093, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250.
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