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PDFWAC 388-76-10225

Reporting requirement.

(1) The adult family home must ensure all staff:
(a) Report suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of a resident:
(i) As required by chapter 74.34 RCW;
(ii) To the department by calling the complaint toll-free hotline number; and
(iii) To the local law enforcement agency when required by RCW 74.34.035.
(b) Report the following to the department by calling the complaint toll-free hotline number:
(i) Any actual or potential event requiring any resident to be evacuated;
(ii) Conditions that threaten the provider's or entity representative's ability to continue to provide care or services to each resident; and
(iii) A missing resident.
(2) When there is a significant change in a resident's condition, or a serious injury, trauma, or death of a resident, the adult family home must immediately notify:
(a) The resident's family;
(b) The resident's representative, if one exists;
(c) The resident's health care provider;
(d) Other appropriate professionals working with the resident;
(e) Persons identified in the negotiated care plan; and
(f) The resident's case manager if the resident is a department client.
(3) Whenever an outbreak of suspected food poisoning or communicable disease occurs, the adult family home must notify:
(a) The local public health officer; and
(b) The department's complaint toll-free hotline number.
(4) The adult family home must notify the department's case management office within twenty-four hours whenever a resident, whose stay is paid for by the department is discharged for more than twenty-four hours on medical leave to a nursing home or hospital.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040. WSR 10-03-064, § 388-76-10225, 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, § 388-76-10225, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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