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WAC 246-341-0342

Agency licensure and certificationOff-site locations.

(1) A behavioral health agency that provides outpatient services at an established off-site location(s) must:
(a) Maintain a list of each established off-site location where services are provided; and
(b) Include, for each established off-site location:
(i) The name and address of the location the services are provided;
(ii) The primary purpose of the off-site location;
(iii) The service(s) provided; and
(iv) The date off-site services began at that location.
(2) An agency providing in-home services or services in a public setting must:
(a) Implement and maintain a written protocol of how services will be offered in a manner that promotes individual, staff member, and community safety; and
(b) For the purpose of emergency communication and as required by RCW 71.05.710, provide a wireless telephone or comparable device to any mental health professional who makes home visits to individuals.
(3) An agency must:
(a) Maintain an individual's confidentiality at the off-site location;
(b) Securely transport confidential information and individual records between the licensed agency and the off-site location, if applicable;
(c) Ensure the type of behavioral health service offered at each off-site location is certified by the department; and
(d) Ensure the behavioral health services provided at off-site locations meet the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal rules and laws.
[Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-0342, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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