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WAC 388-835-0390

How are trust funds liquidated?

(1) In the case of deceased resident, the provider must obtain a receipt from the next-of-kin, guardian, or duly qualified agent when the balance of the trust fund is released. If the next-of-kin, guardian or duly qualified agent cannot be identified, the DDA regional service office must be contacted, in writing within seven days of the resident's death, to assist in the release of the resident's trust fund money. A check or other document showing payment to the next-of-kin, guardian, or duly qualified agent will serve as a receipt.
(2) In situations where the resident leaves the ICF/ID facility without authorization and their whereabouts is unknown, the facility:
(a) Will make a reasonable attempt to locate the missing resident. A "reasonable attempt" includes, but is not limited to, contacting friends, relatives, police, the guardian, and the DDA regional office in the area; and
(b) If the resident cannot be located after ninety days, the facility must notify the department of revenue regarding the existence of "abandoned property" (see chapter 63.29 RCW Uniform Unclaimed Property Act). The facility must deliver to the department of revenue the balance of the resident's trust fund account within twenty days following their notification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 44.04.280. WSR 15-09-069, § 388-835-0390, filed 4/15/15, effective 5/16/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.20.140. WSR 01-10-013, § 388-835-0390, filed 4/20/01, effective 5/21/01.]
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