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WAC 246-320-276

Long-term care services.

The purpose of this section is to guide the management and care of patients receiving long-term care services. Hospitals are not required to provide these services in order to be licensed.
If providing long-term care services, hospitals must:
(1) Define the qualifications and oversight of staff delivering long-term care services;
(2) Develop and implement policies and procedures specific to the care and needs of patients receiving the long-term services;
(3) Use hospital policies and procedures which define standards of practice; and
(4) Provide an activities program designed to encourage each patient to maintain or attain normal activity and an optimal level of independence.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.41 RCW and RCW 43.70.040. WSR 09-07-050, ยง 246-320-276, filed 3/11/09, effective 4/11/09.]
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