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WAC 388-101D-0620

How must a group training home prepare for emergency evacuations?

(1) The group training home must display an emergency evacuation plan in a common area on every floor of the home.
(2) The emergency evacuation plan must include:
(a) A floor plan of the home with clearly marked exits;
(b) Emergency evacuation routes; and
(c) The location for the clients to meet outside the home.
(3) The group training home must be able to evacuate all clients to a safe location outside the home in five minutes or less.
(4) A group training home that was a licensed assisted living facility before January 1, 2019 must:
(a) Meet requirements under subsection (3); or
(b) Annually demonstrate they have passed inspection by the state fire marshal.
(5) If a client requires assistance during an evacuation, the group training home must ensure the client's primary evacuation route does not require the client to evacuate:
(a) Through another person's bedroom; or
(b) Using stairs, an elevator, chairlift, or platform lift.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 71A.12.040 and 71A.22.010. WSR 18-23-101, ยง 388-101D-0620, filed 11/20/18, effective 1/1/19.]
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