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Activities.

The nursing home must:
(1) Provide for an ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident;
(2) Provide activities meaningful to the residents at various times throughout every day and evening based on each resident's need and preference; and
(3) Ensure that the activities program is directed by a qualified professional who:
(a) Is a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body on or after October 1, 1990; or
(b) Has two years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years, one of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting; or
(c) Is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-0940, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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