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PDFWAC 388-76-10695

Building codes—Structural requirements.

(1) For single family dwellings used as an adult family home after July 1, 2007, the home must ensure the building meets the requirements of WAC 51-51-0325 Section R325 if the building is:
(a) New; or
(b) An existing building converted for use as an adult family home.
(2) For buildings licensed as a home before July 1, 2007, the requirement of subsection (1) of this section does not apply if:
(a) The building sells or transfers to a new owner; and
(b) The new owner takes possession of the building before the issuance of the license.
(3) The home must ensure that every area used by residents:
(a) Has direct access to at least one exit which does not pass through other areas such as a room or garage subject to being locked or blocked from the opposite side; and
(b) Is not accessible only by or with the use of a:
(i) Ladder;
(ii) Folding stairs; or
(iii) Trap door.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10695, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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