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PDFWAC 246-337-070

Emergency disaster plan.

The licensee must establish and implement an emergency disaster plan designed to respond to internal and external emergency situations.
(1) The emergency disaster plan must:
(a) Be specific to each building that comprises the facility;
(b) Be communicated to the residents and staff;
(c) Be coordinated with local emergency plans;
(d) Address actions the licensee will take if residents cannot return to the facility;
(e) Be posted or readily available to all staff and residents; and
(f) Include emergency phone numbers.
(2) The emergency disaster plan must identify:
(a) The person responsible for each aspect of the plan;
(b) A system to account for all residents and staff during and after the emergency;
(c) Evacuation procedures and the meeting location after evacuation;
(d) Care of residents with special needs during and after an emergency;
(e) Provisions of emergency medications, food, water, clothing, shelter, heat and power for critical functions for three days;
(f) How family members will be contacted; and
(g) Arrangements for transportation.
(3) Evacuation routes must be clearly posted in plain sight of residents and staff.
(4) The emergency disaster plan must include an evaluation process that includes:
(a) At least annually, conducting and documenting emergency drills for residents and staff;
(b) A debriefing and evaluation of the plan after each emergency incident or drill; and
(c) At least annually, documenting, reviewing and, as needed, revising the emergency disaster plan.
(5) Emergency supplies and first-aid equipment must be:
(a) In a designated location(s);
(b) Readily available to staff including during the transportation of residents;
(c) Available to meet residents' needs; and
(d) Within applicable expiration dates.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.12.670. WSR 18-06-092, § 246-337-070, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/16/18. Statutory Authority: Chapter 71.12 RCW. WSR 05-15-157, § 246-337-070, filed 7/20/05, effective 8/20/05.]
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