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WAC 388-78A-2420

Record retention.

(1) The assisted living facility must maintain on the assisted living facility premises in a resident's active record(s) all relevant information and documentation necessary for meeting a resident's current assessed needs.
(2) The assisted living facility may remove outdated information from the resident's active records that is no longer significant or relevant to the resident's current assessed service and care needs, and maintain it in an inactive record that must remain on the assisted living facility premises as long as the resident remains in the assisted living facility.
(3) The assisted living facility must maintain all documentation filed in a closed resident record, on the assisted living facility premises for six months after the date the resident leaves the assisted living facility and on the assisted living facility premises or another location for five years after the date the resident leaves the assisted living facility.
(4) All active, inactive, and closed resident records must be available for review by department staff and other authorized persons.
(5) If an assisted living facility ceases to operate as a licensed assisted living facility, the most recent licensee must make arrangements to ensure that the former residents' records are retained according to the times specified in this section and are available for review by department staff and other authorized individuals.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-2420, filed 6/18/13, effective 7/19/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090 (2004 c 142 § 19) and chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 04-16-065, § 388-78A-2420, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]
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