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PDFWAC 388-78A-2380

Freedom of movement.

An assisted living facility must ensure all of the following conditions are present before moving residents into units or buildings with exits that may restrict a resident's egress:
(1) Each resident, or a person authorized under RCW 7.70.065 to provide consent on behalf of the resident, consents to living in such unit or building.
(2) Each resident assessed as being cognitively and physically able to safely leave the assisted living facility is able to do so independently without restriction consistent with the resident's negotiated service agreement.
(3) The assisted living facility must have a system in place to inform and permit visitors, staff persons and appropriate residents how they may exit without sounding the alarm.
(4) The installation of access and egress controls that does not restrict the movement of residents who are cognitively and physically able to safely leave the facility independently;
(5) In new construction, access and egress controlled doors that are installed as permitted by the building code adopted by the Washington state building code council;
(6) Existing access and egress controlled doors that meet and are maintained to the requirements of the building code at the time of construction; and
(7) Buildings from which egress is restricted have:
(a) A system in place to inform and permit visitors, staff persons, and appropriate residents freedom of movement; and
(b) A secured outdoor space per WAC 388-78A-2381.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.20 and 74.39A RCW. WSR 20-02-104, § 388-78A-2380, filed 12/31/19, effective 1/31/20. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-2380, filed 6/18/13, effective 7/19/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090. WSR 06-01-047, § 388-78A-2380, filed 12/15/05, effective 1/15/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090 (2004 c 142 § 19) and chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 04-16-065, § 388-78A-2380, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]
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