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PDFWAC 246-337-082

Pediatric transitional care servicesParent-infant visitation.

This section only applies to an RTF in its licensed capacity to provide pediatric transitional care services according to this chapter.
(1) The licensee, in collaboration with the infant's family, and the department of children, youth, and families, if applicable, shall identify persons who are authorized to visit the infant or call and receive verbal updates on the infant's condition.
(2) The licensee shall make all reasonable efforts to provide an initial visit between parents and infants at the facility within seventy-two hours of admission to the RTF, unless directed otherwise by a court order.
(3) At the first initial visit, the licensee shall develop a written visitation plan in collaboration with the infant's family and the department of children, youth, and families, if applicable.
(4) The licensee shall develop and implement policies and procedures regarding how to address safety concerns that are identified with persons visiting or wanting to visit an infant receiving pediatric transitional care services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.12.670, 71.12.684 and 2017 c 263. WSR 19-02-036, § 246-337-082, filed 12/24/18, effective 1/1/19.]
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