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WAC 388-71-0723

What is the adult day center's responsibility in the use of medical devices, restraints, and prevention of abuse?

(1) Medical devices. When the adult day center staff use a medical device, it must not be used as a physical restraint for discipline or staff convenience.
(2) Physical restraints. When the adult day center staff provide services for a client, which may include but are not limited to transportation, outings, and services at the facility, the adult day center must ensure the client has a right to be free from physical restraints used for discipline or staff convenience.
(3) Chemical restraints. When the adult day center staff provide services for a client, which may include but are not limited to transportation, outings, and services at the facility, the adult day center must ensure the client is free from chemical restraints used for discipline or staff convenience.
(4) Involuntary seclusion. When the adult day center staff provides services for a client, which may include but are not limited to transportation, outings, and services at the facility, the adult day center must ensure the client's right to be free from involuntary seclusion or isolation used for discipline or staff convenience.
(5) Prevention of abuse. When the adult day center staff provides services for a client, which may include but are not limited to transportation, outings, and services at the facility, the adult day center must:
(a) Ensure the client's right to be free from abandonment, verbal, sexual, physical, and mental abuse, personal exploitation, financial exploitation, neglect, coercion, and involuntary seclusion;
(b) Protect the client who is an alleged victim of abandonment, verbal, sexual, physical, and mental abuse, personal exploitation, financial exploitation, neglect, and involuntary seclusion; and
(c) Meet the requirements of chapter 74.34 RCW regarding mandatory reporting.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. WSR 18-18-006, § 388-71-0723, filed 8/23/18, effective 9/23/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.520. WSR 17-19-098, § 388-71-0723, filed 9/19/17, effective 10/20/17.]
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