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WAC 388-76-10200

Adult family home—Staff—Availability—Contact information.

In addition to other licensing requirements for staff availability, the adult family home must:
(1) Ensure at least one qualified caregiver is present in the home whenever one or more residents are present in the home, except as provided in subsection (2). For purpose of this subsection, a qualified caregiver means someone who has completed orientation and basic training as required by chapter 388-112A WAC;
(2) Ensure that before the adult family home leaves a resident unattended:
(a) That the adult family home determines that the resident can be left unattended safely, based upon an assessment that identifies the resident's strengths and needs;
(b) The resident knows what to do in an emergency and is able to successfully act on that knowledge; such as leaving the home or calling 911, when necessary;
(c) The adult family home individualizes each resident's negotiated care plan to the resident's identified strengths and needs and includes a limited and specific amount of time the resident is safe to be left unattended;
(d) The resident consents to the plan to be left unattended; and
(e) The resident is able to contact a responsible staff person at all times.
(3) Designate an experienced, staff member who is capable of responding on behalf of the adult family home by phone or pager at all times.
(4) Give residents the telephone or pager number for the contact required in subsection (2) of this section;
(5) Ensure the provider, entity representative or resident manager is readily available to:
(a) Each resident;
(b) Residents' representatives;
(c) Caregivers; and
(d) Authorized state staff.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.128 RCW. WSR 18-20-015, § 388-76-10200, filed 9/21/18, effective 10/22/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040. WSR 12-16-087, § 388-76-10200, filed 7/31/12, effective 8/31/12; WSR 10-04-008, § 388-76-10200, filed 1/22/10, effective 2/22/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10200, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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