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PDFWAC 388-71-0772

What are the adult day centers' emergency procedures requirements?

(1) A written emergency/disaster/earthquake plan must be readily available to all staff at each program site and in all program owned vehicles. Staff must be trained to ensure smooth implementation of the emergency plan.
(2) All staff and volunteers must be trained in evacuation/fire safety procedures.
(3) The center's written illness/injury/medical emergency/death procedure must be followed in the event a participant becomes ill, is injured, or dies. The procedures must be readily available to all staff during program hours and must be explained to staff, volunteers, and participants.
(4) Procedures for fire safety as approved by the local fire authority must be adopted and readily available to all staff, including provisions for fire drills, inspection and maintenance of fire extinguishers, and periodic inspection and training by fire department personnel. The center must conduct and document quarterly fire drills and document the center's ability to meet procedures. Improvements must be based on the fire drill evaluation. The center must post their building's floor plan with evacuation route from each room to the outside predetermined meeting place. Smoke detectors must also be used and serviced on a routine basis per the center's policy.
(5) Each center must provide adequate emergency lighting or flashlights in all areas.
(6) Each center must provide and maintain first-aid kits with manuals in adequate numbers to meet the needs of the participant and staff.
(7) Each center must ensure, in accordance with local emergency procedures, that supplies, food, water and equipment are available in the event power, heat and/or electricity are not available during an emergency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 15-01-174, § 388-71-0772, filed 12/23/14, effective 1/23/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.04.200, 74.08.090, 74.09.520, and 74.39A.030. WSR 03-06-024, § 388-71-0772, filed 2/24/03, effective 7/1/03.]
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