Guardrails—Handrails.

(1) The assisted living facility must install and maintain sturdy handrails according to building code requirements, located:
(a) In halls and corridors, if necessary for resident safety;
(b) On each side of interior and exterior stairways with more than one step riser, unless the department approves in writing having a handrail on one side only; and
(c) On each side of interior and exterior ramps with slopes greater than one to twenty.
(2) The assisted living facility must install guardrails if the department determines guardrails are necessary for resident safety.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-3080, 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-3080, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]
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