(1) The nursing home shall provide residents access on-site or make available elsewhere, the ability to obtain the influenza virus immunization on an annual basis.
(2) Upon admission, the nursing home shall inform residents or the resident's representative, verbally and in writing, of the benefits of receiving the influenza virus immunization and the pneumococcal disease immunization.
(3) Nursing homes who rely exclusively upon treatment by nonmedical religious healing methods, including prayer, are exempt from the above rules.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. 08-20-062, § 388-97-1340, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]