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WAC 246-341-0732

Outpatient servicesโ€”Consumer-run recovery supportโ€”Clubhousesโ€”Management and operational requirements.

The requirements for managing and operating a clubhouse include all of the following:
(1) Members, staff, and ultimately the clubhouse director, are responsible for the operation of the clubhouse. The director must ensure opportunities for members and staff to be included in all aspects of clubhouse operation, including setting the direction of the clubhouse.
(2) Location in an area, when possible, where there is access to local transportation and, when access to public transportation is limited, facilitate alternatives.
(3) A distinct identity, including its own name, mailing address, and phone number.
(4) A separate entrance and appropriate signage that make the clubhouse clearly distinct, when colocated with another community agency.
(5) An independent board of directors capable of fulfilling the responsibilities of a not-for-profit board of directors, when free-standing.
(6) An administrative structure with sufficient authority to protect the autonomy and integrity of the clubhouse, when under the auspice of another agency.
(7) Services are timely, appropriate, accessible, and sensitive to all members.
(8) Members are not discriminated against on the basis of any status or individual characteristic that is protected by federal, state, or local law.
(9) Written proof of a current fire/safety inspection:
(a) Conducted of all premises owned, leased or rented by the clubhouse; and
(b) Performed by all required external authorities (such as a state fire marshal and liability insurance carrier).
(10) All applicable state, county, and city business licenses.
(11) All required and current general liability, board and officers liability, and vehicle insurance.
(12) An identifiable clubhouse budget that includes:
(a) Tracking all income and expenditures for the clubhouse by revenue source;
(b) Quarterly reconciliation of accounts; and
(c) Compliance with all generally accepted accounting principles.
(13) Track member participation and daily attendance.
(14) Assist member in developing, documenting, and maintaining the member's recovery goals and providing monthly documentation of progress toward reaching them. Both member and staff must sign all such plans and documentation, or, if a member does not sign, staff must document the reason.
(15) A mechanism to identify and implement needed changes to the clubhouse operations, performance, and administration, and to document the involvement of members in all aspects of the operation of the clubhouse.
(16) Evaluate staff performance by:
(a) Ensuring that paid employees:
(i) Are qualified for the position they hold, including any licenses or certifications; and
(ii) Have the education, experience and skills to perform the job requirements.
(b) Maintaining documentation that paid clubhouse staff:
(i) Have a completed Washington state patrol background check on file; and
(ii) Receive regular supervision and an annual performance evaluation.
[Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, ยง 246-341-0732, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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