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Chapter 388-61A WAC

Last Update: 4/24/13

SHELTERS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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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?
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
388-61A-0005
What is the legal basis for the domestic violence shelter program? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0005, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0010
What is the purpose of having minimum standards for domestic violence shelters and services? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0010, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0015
Is DSHS required to provide funding to any domestic violence service that requests funding? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0015, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0020
What are the facility and service requirements for domestic violence services? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0020, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0025
What definitions apply to domestic violence shelters and services? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW, 2006 c 259, and federal PL 109-162. WSR 07-04-098, § 388-61A-0025, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0025, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0030
What safety requirements is the shelter required to meet? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0030, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0035
What are the general requirements for bedrooms? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0035, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0040
What kind of diaper changing area must I provide? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0040, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0045
What are the kitchen requirements? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0045, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0050
Are there any restrictions on food preparation? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0050, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0055
What are the requirements for providing food and clothing to shelter residents? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0055, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0060
What are the requirements for toilets, sinks, and bathing facilities? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0060, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0065
What types of linen do I need to provide to clients? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0065, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0070
What are the requirements for laundry facilities? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0070, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0075
Are there requirements for drinking water? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0075, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0080
What are the requirements for sewage and liquid wastes? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0080, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0085
What kind of heating system is required? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0085, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0090
How must I ventilate the shelter? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0090, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0095
How much lighting is required in the shelter? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0095, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0100
Are there any requirements about pets in the shelter? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0100, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0105
What first-aid supplies must I provide? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0105, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0110
What are the requirements for storing medications? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0110, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0115
What measures must I take for pest control? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0115, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0120
What are the requirements for labeling and storing chemicals and toxic materials? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0120, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0125
Where do I keep firearms and other dangerous weapons? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0125, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0130
What are the additional requirements for a safe home? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0130, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0135
What are the additional requirements for a shelter home? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW, 2006 c 259, and federal PL 109-162. WSR 07-04-098, § 388-61A-0135, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0135, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0140
What supportive services am I required to provide to clients? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0140, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0145
What is advocacy-based counseling? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0145, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0146
What information must the domestic violence service keep confidential? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW, 2006 c 259, and federal PL 109-162. WSR 07-04-098, § 388-61A-0146, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0147
What information can be disclosed? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW, 2006 c 259, and federal PL 109-162. WSR 07-04-098, § 388-61A-0147, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0148
What information needs to be included in a written waiver of confidentiality? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW, 2006 c 259, and federal PL 109-162. WSR 07-04-098, § 388-61A-0148, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0149
What information must be provided to clients about their right to confidentiality? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW, 2006 c 259, and federal PL 109-162. WSR 07-04-098, § 388-61A-0149, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0150
What type of training is required for staff of the domestic violence service? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0150, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0155
Must supervisors of domestic violence service staff have specific experience and training? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0155, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0160
What written policies and procedures do you need to have? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0160, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0165
Will DSHS do an evaluation of the domestic violence service? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0165, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0170
What will happen if I am out of compliance with my contract? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0170, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0175
What will happen if there is a complaint to DSHS about the domestic violence service? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0175, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0180
Can DSHS waive any of the minimum standards of this chapter? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0180, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 10-22-040, filed 10/27/10, effective 11/27/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
388-61A-0185
What are my rights if DSHS suspends, revokes, or denies funding? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0185, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 07-04-098, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW, 2006 c 259, and federal PL 109-162.
388-61A-0190
Will I be notified if my funding has been suspended, revoked, or denied? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0190, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 07-04-098, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW, 2006 c 259, and federal PL 109-162.
388-61A-0195
How do I request an agency hearing? [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 01-07-053, § 388-61A-0195, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01.] Repealed by WSR 07-04-098, filed 2/6/07, effective 3/9/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW, 2006 c 259, and federal PL 109-162.