70.97.020  <<  70.97.030 >>   70.97.040

Admission criteria.

A person, eighteen years old or older, may be admitted to an enhanced services facility if he or she meets the criteria in subsections (1) through (4) of this section:
(1) The person requires: (a) Daily care by or under the supervision of a mental health professional or nurse; and (b) assistance with three or more activities of daily living; and
(2) The person has: (a) A behavioral health disorder; (b) an organic or traumatic brain injury; or (c) a cognitive impairment that results in symptoms or behaviors requiring supervision and support services;
(3) The person has been assessed by the department to need the services provided in an enhanced services facility; and
(4) The person has been assessed as medically and psychiatrically stable and two or more of the following apply:
(a) Is currently residing in a state mental hospital or psychiatric unit of a hospital and the hospital has found the person to be ready for discharge;
(b) Has a history of an inability to remain medically or psychiatrically stable for more than six months;
(c) Has exhibited serious challenging behaviors within the last year;
(d) Has complex medication needs and an inability to manage these medications, which has affected their ability to live in the community;
(e) Has a history of or likelihood of unsuccessful placements in other licensed long-term care facilities or a history of rejected applications for admission to other licensed facilities based on the person's behaviors, history, or needs;
(f) Has a history of frequent or prolonged behavioral health disorder-related hospitalizations; or
(g) Requires caregiving staff with training in providing behavioral supports to adults with challenging behaviors.


FindingsIntentSeverabilityApplicationConstructionCaptions, part headings, subheadings not lawAdoption of rulesEffective dates2005 c 504: See notes following RCW 71.05.027.
AlphabetizationCorrection of references2005 c 504: See note following RCW 71.05.020.
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