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Staffing levelsStaff credentials and trainingBackground checks.

*** CHANGE IN 2020 *** (SEE 2448-S.SL) ***
(1) An enhanced services facility must have sufficient numbers of staff with the appropriate credentials and training to provide residents with the appropriate care and treatment:
(a) Mental health treatment;
(b) Medication services;
(c) Assistance with the activities of daily living;
(d) Medical or habilitative treatment;
(e) Dietary services;
(f) Security; and
(g) Chemical dependency treatment.
(2) Where an enhanced services facility specializes in medically fragile persons with mental disorders, the on-site staff must include at least one licensed nurse twenty-four hours per day. The nurse must be a registered nurse for at least sixteen hours per day. If the nurse is not a registered nurse, a registered nurse or a doctor must be on call during the remaining eight hours.
(3) Any employee or other individual who will have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults must successfully pass a background inquiry check.


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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