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PDFWAC 388-107-1030

Backup power.

(1) The facility must have an alternate source of power and automatic transfer equipment to connect the alternate source within ten seconds of the failure of the normal source.
(2) The facility must ensure the alternate source is a generator:
(a) With on-site fuel supply;
(b) That is permanently fixed in place;
(3) The facility must ensure the backup power supply is coordinated with the facility's emergency plan. The system must provide a minimum of four hours of effective power for lighting for night lights, exit corridors, stairways, dining and recreation areas, work stations, medication preparation areas and boiler rooms.
(4) A facility must have alternate power supplied to:
(a) Communication systems and all alarm systems; and
(b) Electrical outlets located in medication preparation areas, pharmacy dispensing areas, staff work stations, dining areas, and resident corridors.
(5) The alternate power equipment must meet the:
(a) Earthquake standards for the facility's geographic locale; and
(b) Requirements in NFPA 110, Generators; and
(c) Requirements in NFPA 99.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, ยง 388-107-1030, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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