18.51.070  <<  18.51.091 >>   18.51.140

Inspection of nursing homes and community-based servicesNotice of violationsApproval of alterations or new facilities.

The department shall make or cause to be made at least one inspection of each nursing home prior to license renewal and shall inspect community-based services as part of the licensing renewal survey. The inspection shall be made without providing advance notice of it. Every inspection may include an inspection of every part of the premises and an examination of all records, methods of administration, the general and special dietary and the stores and methods of supply. Those nursing homes that provide community-based care shall establish and maintain separate and distinct accounting and other essential records for the purpose of appropriately allocating costs of the providing of such care: PROVIDED, That such costs shall not be considered allowable costs for reimbursement purposes under chapter 74.46 RCW. Following such inspection or inspections, written notice of any violation of this law or the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder, shall be given the applicant or licensee and the department. The notice shall describe the reasons for the facility's noncompliance. The department may prescribe by regulations that any licensee or applicant desiring to make specified types of alterations or additions to its facilities or to construct new facilities shall, before commencing such alteration, addition or new construction, submit its plans and specifications therefor to the department for preliminary inspection and approval or recommendations with respect to compliance with the regulations and standards herein authorized.

NOTES:

Construction1983 c 236: See note following RCW 18.51.010.
Effective date1979 ex.s. c 211: See RCW 74.42.920.
Nursing home standards: Chapter 74.42 RCW.
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