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PDFWAC 246-360-030

Responsibilities and rights—Licensee.

(1) The licensee must:
(a) Comply with the provisions of chapter 70.62 RCW, other applicable state and local agency regulations and this chapter;
(b) Conspicuously display the license in the lobby or office of the transient accommodation for which it is issued;
(c) Conduct self-inspections as directed by the department;
(d) Submit a response to a statement of deficiencies to the department by the date specified. For the purposes of this section, a statement of deficiencies means a written notice of any violation of chapter 70.62 RCW or the rules adopted thereunder, that describes the reasons for noncompliance. Responses shall include:
(i) A written plan of correction for each deficiency stated in the report. For the purposes of this section, a plan of correction is a proposal devised by the licensee or applicant that includes specific actions that must be taken and a time frame to accomplish them. The plan of correction must meet the approval of the department. Implementation is required unless modification is agreed to by the department and is subject to verification by the department; and/or
(ii) A progress report of corrections, if required by the department. For the purposes of this section, a progress report means a document prepared by the licensee outlining the completion or ongoing status of efforts to correct deficiencies or violations cited in a survey. The licensee must send the progress report to the department as directed by the statement of deficiencies.
(e) Comply with a compliance schedule if the department issues one. For the purposes of this section, a compliance schedule means a document listing violations and a time schedule for the licensee to follow in correcting violations. This schedule may be called a directed plan of correction (DPOC);
(f) Adequately supervise employees and transient accommodation premises to ensure the transient accommodation is:
(i) Clean, safe, and sanitary; and
(ii) In good repair;
(g) Establish policies and procedures requiring employees to maintain good personal hygiene;
(h) Consult with the department or local health department on any suspected imminent health hazard;
(i) Effective October 1, 2005, have a written basic emergency preparedness plan in the event of fire, power failure, transient accommodation problem, or natural or other disasters. Emergency response training must be conducted and documented annually or more often as needed.
(2) The licensee shall fully cooperate with the department in, and shall in no way impede, its administration and enforcement of the provisions of chapter 70.62 RCW and this chapter.
(3) An applicant or licensee may contest a department decision or action according to the provisions of RCW 43.70.115, chapter 34.05 RCW, and chapter 246-10 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.62 RCW. WSR 04-24-002, § 246-360-030, filed 11/18/04, effective 4/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.62.240. WSR 94-23-077, § 246-360-030, filed 11/16/94, effective 12/17/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-360-030, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; WSR 89-11-058 (Order 328), § 248-144-041, filed 5/17/89.]
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