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Staffing levelsStaff credentials and trainingBackground checks.

(1) An enhanced services facility must have sufficient numbers of staff with the appropriate credentials and training to provide residents with the following appropriate care and disorder support:
(a) Behavioral health support;
(b) Medication services;
(c) Assistance with the activities of daily living;
(d) Skilled nursing and support to acquire medical and behavioral health disorder services from local community providers;
(e) Dietary services; and
(f) Supervision.
(2) Where an enhanced services facility specializes in medically fragile persons with behavioral health conditions, 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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