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PDFWAC 388-76-10255

Infection control.

The adult family home must develop and implement an infection control system that:
(1) Uses nationally recognized infection control standards;
(2) Emphasizes frequent hand washing and other means of limiting the spread of infection;
(3) Follows the requirements of chapter 49.17 RCW, Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act to protect the health and safety of each resident and employees; and
(4) Directs all staff to:
(a) Dispose of razor blades, syringes, and other sharp items in a manner that will not risk the health and safety of residents, staff, other persons residing in the home or the public; and
(b) Use all disposable and single-service supplies and equipment only one time as specified by the manufacturer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, ยง 388-76-10255, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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