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PDFWAC 388-101D-0170

Physical and safety requirements.

(1) Crisis diversion support service providers are exempt from the requirements in this section.
(2) The service provider must ensure that the following home safety requirements are met for each client unless otherwise specified in the client's individual support plan:
(a) A safe and healthy environment;
(b) Accessible telephone equipment and a list of emergency contact numbers;
(c) An evacuation plan developed and practiced with the client;
(d) Unblocked door and window for emergency exit;
(e) A safe storage area for flammable and combustible materials;
(f) An operating smoke detector, with a light alarm for clients with hearing impairments;
(g) An accessible flashlight or other safe accessible light source in working condition; and
(h) Basic first-aid supplies.
(3) The service provider must assist clients in regulating household water temperature unless otherwise specified in the client's individual support plan as follows:
(a) Maintain water temperature in the household no higher than one hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit;
(b) Check water temperature when the client first moves into the household and at least once every three months from then on; and
(c) Regulate water temperature for clients who receive twenty-four hour support, and for other clients as specified in the individual support plan.
(4) The service provider must document and keep records that indicate that physical safety requirements are met for each client.
(5) A client may independently document these requirements are met when the client's individual support plan specifies this level of client involvement.
[WSR 16-14-058, recodified as § 388-101D-0170, filed 6/30/16, effective 8/1/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 71A.12 RCW. WSR 08-02-022, § 388-101-3390, filed 12/21/07, effective 2/1/08.]
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