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WAC 388-101D-0060

Policies and procedures.

(1) The service provider must develop, implement, and train staff on policies and procedures to address what staff must do:
(a) Related to client rights, including a client's right to file a complaint or suggestion without interference;
(b) Related to soliciting client input and feedback on instruction and support received;
(c) Related to reporting suspected abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or abandonment;
(d) To protect clients when there have been allegations of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or abandonment;
(e) In emergent situations that may pose a danger or risk to the client or others, such as in the event of death or serious injury to a client;
(f) In responding to missing persons and client emergencies;
(g) Related to emergency response plans for natural or other disasters;
(h) When accessing medical, mental health, and law enforcement resources for clients;
(i) Related to notifying a client's legal representative, and/or relatives in case of emergency;
(j) When receiving and responding to client grievances; and
(k) To respond appropriately to aggressive and assaultive clients.
(2) The service provider must develop, implement, and train staff on policies and procedures in all aspects of the medication support they provide, including but not limited to:
(a) Supervision;
(b) Client refusal;
(c) Services related to medications and treatments provided under the delegation of a registered nurse consistent with chapter 246-840 WAC;
(d) The monitoring of a client who self-administers their own medications;
(e) Medication assistance for clients needing this support; and
(f) What the service provider will do in the event they become aware that a client is no longer safe to take their own medications.
(3) The service provider must maintain current written policies and procedures and make them available to all staff; and to clients and legal representatives upon request.
[WSR 16-14-058, recodified as § 388-101D-0060, filed 6/30/16, effective 8/1/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 71A.12 RCW. WSR 08-02-022, § 388-101-3240, filed 12/21/07, effective 2/1/08.]
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