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WAC 388-76-10685

Bedrooms.

The adult family home must:
(1) Ensure each resident's bedroom is an outside room, which allows entrance of natural light;
(2) Ensure window and door screens:
(a) Do not hinder emergency escape; and
(b) Prevent entrance of flies and other insects.
(3) Ensure each resident, including those using mobility aids such as wheelchairs and walkers has direct, unrestricted, and free access from the bedroom through doors, hallways and corridors to common use areas and other rooms used for care and services including bathrooms;
(4) Make separate bedrooms available for each sex;
(5) Make reasonable efforts to accommodate residents wanting to share the room;
(6) Provide each bedroom with a minimum usable floor space as required in WAC 388-76-10690.
(7) Give each resident the opportunity to have a lock on their door if they chose to unless having a locked door would be unsafe for the resident and this is documented in the resident's negotiated careplan.
(8) Ensure each bedroom has a closet or a wardrobe, armoire or reasonable facsimile thereof. Neither the closet nor wardrobe/armoire floor space will be considered a part of the room's usable square footage. The home must not remove a closet in order to provide additional floor space.
(9) Ensure no more than two residents to a bedroom;
(10) Unless the resident chooses to provide their own furniture and bedding, the home must provide each resident a bed thirty-six inches or more wide with:
(a) A clean, comfortable mattress;
(b) A waterproof cover for use when needed or requested by the resident;
(c) Clean sheets and pillow cases;
(d) Adequate clean blankets to meet the needs of each resident; and
(e) Clean pillows.
(11) Not use the upper bunk of double-deck beds for a resident's bed;
(12) Provide a call bell or intercom system if the provider, entity representative, resident manager or caregiver bedroom is not within hearing distance of each resident bedroom and the system is required by the department;
(13) Ensure that members of the household, other than residents, do not share bedrooms with residents; and
(14) Ensure a resident does not share a bedroom with a person under eighteen years of age, unless the person is the resident's own child.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.128 RCW. WSR 16-06-004, § 388-76-10685, filed 2/17/16, effective 4/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040. WSR 10-03-064, § 388-76-10685, filed 1/15/10, effective 2/15/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10685, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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