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PDFWAC 388-76-10395

Emergency admissions.

(1) The adult family home may only admit a resident to the home without an assessment or a preliminary service plan if a true emergency exists.
(2) To establish that a true emergency exists, the home must verify that the resident's life, health or safety is at serious risk due to circumstances in the resident's current place of residence or harm to the resident has occurred.
(3) After establishing that a true emergency exists, the home must:
(a) Ensure the assessment and preliminary service plan are completed within five working days after admitting the resident, if the resident pays for services with private funds; or
(b) Obtain approval from an authorized department case manager before admission if the resident's care and services are paid by the department or health care authority; and
(c) If approval is obtained verbally, document the time, date, and name of the case manager who gave approval.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.128 RCW. WSR 12-01-004, § 388-76-10395, filed 12/7/11, effective 1/7/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10395, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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