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WAC 388-76-10315

Resident recordRequired.

The adult family home must:
(1) Create, maintain, and keep records for residents in the home where the resident lives and ensure that the records:
(a) Contain enough information so home can provide the needed care and services to each resident;
(b) Be in a format useful to the home;
(c) Be kept confidential so that only authorized persons see their contents;
(d) Are only released to the following persons:
(i) A health care institution;
(ii) When requested by the law;
(iii) To department representatives; and
(iv) To the resident;
(e) Be protected to prevent loss, alteration or destruction and unauthorized use;
(f) Be kept for three years after the resident leaves the home or death of the resident;
(g) Be available so that department staff may review them when requested; and
(h) Provide access to the resident to review their record and obtain copies of their record at a reasonable cost.
(2) Ensure staff has access to the parts of residents' records needed by staff to provide care and services; and
(3) Allow representatives of the long-term care ombuds access to a resident record if approved by the resident.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.128 RCW. WSR 15-03-037, § 388-76-10315, filed 1/12/15, effective 2/12/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10315, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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