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WAC 388-835-0365

Can providers create checking accounts for residents?

(1) A provider must deposit all money, over and above the trust fund petty cash amount, intact into a trust fund checking account that is separate and apart from any other bank account(s) of the facility or other facilities.
(2) Deposits of resident allowances must be made intact into the trust checking account within one week from the time payment is received from DSHS, Social Security Administration, or any other payor.
(3) A provider must make any related bankbooks, bank statements, check book, check register, all voided and all canceled checks available to DSHS representatives for audit and inspection. The provider must retain these supporting records and documents for at least five years.
(4) Resident trust money cannot be used to pay checking account service charges.
(5) Each banks trust account must be reconciled each month to the trust account ledger for each resident.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.20.140. WSR 01-10-013, ยง 388-835-0365, filed 4/20/01, effective 5/21/01.]
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