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PDFWAC 388-76-10620

Resident rights—Quality of life—General.

(1) The adult family home must promote care for residents in a manner and in an environment that maintains or enhances each resident's dignity and respect in full recognition of his or her individuality.
(2) Within reasonable home rules designed to protect the rights and quality of life of residents, the home must ensure the resident's right to:
(a) Choose activities, schedules, and health care consistent with his or her interests, assessments, and negotiated care plan;
(b) Interact with members of the community both inside and outside the home;
(c) Make choices about aspects of his or her life in the home that are significant to the resident;
(d) Wear his or her own clothing and decide his or her own dress, hair style, or other personal effects according to individual preference;
(e) Unless adjudged incompetent or otherwise found to be legally incapacitated to:
(i) Be informed in advance about recommended care and services and of any recommended changes in the care and services;
(ii) Participate in planning care and treatment or changes in care and treatment;
(iii) Direct his or her own service plan and changes in the service plan, or
(iv) Refuse any particular service so long as such refusal is documented in the record of the resident.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10620, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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