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WAC 388-78A-2690

Electronic monitoring equipment—Resident requested use.

(1) The assisted living facility must not use audio or video monitoring equipment to monitor any resident unless:
(a) The resident has requested the monitoring; and
(b) The monitoring is only used in the sleeping room of the resident who requested the monitoring.
(2) If the resident requests audio or video monitoring, before any electronic monitoring occurs, the assisted living facility must ensure:
(a) That the electronic monitoring does not violate chapter 9.73 RCW;
(b) The resident has identified a threat to the resident's health, safety or personal property;
(c) The resident's roommate has provided written consent to electronic monitoring, if the resident has a roommate; and
(d) The resident and the assisted living facility have agreed upon a specific duration for the electronic monitoring and the agreement is documented in writing.
(3) The assisted living facility must:
(a) Reevaluate the need for the electronic monitoring with the resident at least quarterly; and
(b) Have each reevaluation in writing, signed and dated by the resident.
(4) The assisted living facility must immediately stop electronic monitoring if the:
(a) Resident no longer wants electronic monitoring;
(b) Roommate objects or withdraws the consent to the electronic monitoring; or
(c) The resident becomes unable to give consent.
(5) For the purpose of consenting to video electronic monitoring without an audio component, the term "resident" includes the resident's surrogate decision maker.
(6) For the purposes of consenting to any audio electronic monitoring, the term "resident" includes:
(a) The individual residing in the assisted living facility; or
(b) The resident's court-appointed guardian or attorney-in-fact who has obtained a court order specifically authorizing the court-appointed guardian or attorney-in-fact to consent to electronic monitoring of the resident.
(7) If a resident's decision maker consents to audio electronic monitoring as specified in (6) above, the assisted living facility must maintain a copy of the court order authorizing such consent in the resident's record.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-2690, filed 6/18/13, effective 7/19/13. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.20 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 09-01-052, § 388-78A-2690, filed 12/10/08, effective 1/10/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090 (2004 c 142 § 19) and chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 04-16-065, § 388-78A-2690, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]
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