70.97.090  <<  70.97.100 >>   70.97.110

Licensing requirementsInformation available to public, residents, families.

*** CHANGE IN 2020 *** (SEE 2448-S.SL) ***
(1) The department shall establish licensing rules for enhanced services facilities to serve the populations defined in this chapter.
(2) No person or public or private agency may operate or maintain an enhanced services facility without a license, which must be renewed annually.
(3) A licensee shall have the following readily accessible and available for review by the department, residents, families of residents, and the public:
(a) Its license to operate and a copy of the department's most recent inspection report and any recent complaint investigation reports issued by the department;
(b) Its written policies and procedures for all treatment, care, and services provided directly or indirectly by the facility; and
(c) The department's toll-free complaint number, which shall also be posted in a clearly visible place and manner.
(4) Enhanced services facilities shall maintain a grievance procedure that meets the requirements of rules established by the department.
(5) No facility shall discriminate or retaliate in any manner against a resident or employee because the resident, employee, or any other person made a complaint or provided information to the department, the long-term care ombuds, Washington protection and advocacy system, or a mental health ombuds.
(6) Each enhanced services facility will post in a prominent place in a common area a notice by the Washington protection and advocacy system providing contact information.


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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