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PDFWAC 246-341-0320

Agency licensure and certificationOn-site reviews and plans of correction.

Each agency is subject to an initial on-site review and each agency that is not deemed in accordance with WAC 246-341-0310 is subject to routine, ongoing on-site reviews to determine if the agency is in compliance with the minimum licensure and certification standards.
(1) A department review team representative(s) conducts an entrance conference with the agency and an on-site review that may include:
(a) A review of:
(i) Agency policies and procedures;
(ii) Personnel records;
(iii) Clinical records;
(iv) Facility accessibility;
(v) The agency's internal quality management plan, process, or both, that demonstrates how the agency evaluates program effectiveness and individual participant satisfaction; and
(vi) Any other information, including the criteria in WAC 246-341-0335 (1)(b), that the department determines to be necessary to confirm compliance with the minimum standards of this chapter; and
(b) Interviews with:
(i) Individuals served by the agency; and
(ii) Agency staff members.
(2) The department review team representative(s) concludes an on-site review with an exit conference that includes a discussion of findings.
(3) The department will send the agency a statement of deficiencies report that will include instructions and time frames for submission of a plan of correction.
(4) The department requires the agency to correct the deficiencies listed on the plan of correction:
(a) By the negotiated time frame agreed upon by the agency and the department review team representative; or
(b) Immediately if the department determines health and safety concerns require immediate corrective action.
(5) On-site reviews of branch sites will occur at the same time as the main site review and take place at the main site location so long as the department can access the following either electronically or by hard copies brought to the main site agency location:
(a) Personnel records of employees hired since the previous review;
(b) A sample of individual clinical records that reflect the services provided at each branch site location; and
(c) Policies and procedures that are unique to the services provided at the branch site locations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.24.037, 71.05.560, 71.34.380, 18.205.160, 71.24.037 and chapters 71.05, 71.24, and 71.34 RCW. WSR 21-12-042, § 246-341-0320, filed 5/25/21, effective 7/1/21. Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-0320, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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