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PDFWAC 388-107-0830

Resident bathing facilities.

The facility must provide access to a bathtub or shower for every resident. The facility must ensure:
(1) Bathing facilities are designed and located for resident convenience and privacy;
(2) At least one bathing unit for every four residents, or fraction thereof, who are located in a resident room without an adjoining bathroom;
(3) Access to at least one bathing device for immersion;
(4) Access to at least one roll-in shower or equivalent on each resident care unit:
(a) Designed and equipped for unobstructed ease of shower chair entry and use;
(b) With a spray attachment equipped with a backflow prevention device;
(c) With one-half inch or less threshold that may be a collapsible rubber water barrier; and
(d) With a minimum nominal (rough-framed) size of thirty-six inches by forty-eight;
(5) Resident bathing equipment is smooth, cleanable, and able to be disinfected after each use;
(6) In each bathing unit containing more than one bathing facility:
(a) Each bathtub, shower, or equivalent, is located in a separate room or compartment with three solid walls;
(b) The entry wall may be a shower curtain or equivalent that is designed to meet the safety needs of the resident;
(c) The area for each bathtub and shower is sufficient to accommodate a shower chair, an attendant, and provide visual privacy for bathing, drying, and dressing;
(d) All shower and tub surfaces are slip-resistant; and
(e) All bathing areas are constructed of materials that are impervious to water and cleanable;
(7) Common bathing facilities must comply with the state building code requirements for accessible bathing facilities;
(8) One or more grab bars must be installed to prevent fall and injury in bathing facilities in nonaccessible resident rooms; and
(9) One or more grab bars in accessible bathing rooms must be installed according to the state building code requirements for accessible bathing rooms.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.97.230 and HCBS Final Rule 42 C.F.R. WSR 16-14-078, § 388-107-0830, filed 7/1/16, effective 8/1/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, § 388-107-0830, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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