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PDFWAC 388-76-10725

Electronic monitoring equipment—Resident requested use.

(1) The adult family home must not use audio or video monitoring equipment to monitor any resident unless:
(a) The resident has requested the monitoring; and
(b) The monitoring is only used in the sleeping room of the resident who requested the monitoring.
(2) If the resident requests audio or video monitoring, before any electronic monitoring occurs the home must ensure:
(a) That the electronic monitoring does not violate chapter 9.73 RCW;
(b) The resident has identified a threat to the resident's health, safety or personal property;
(c) The resident's roommate has provided written consent to electronic monitoring, if the resident has a roommate; and
(d) The resident and the home have agreed upon a specific duration for the electronic monitoring documented in writing.
(3) The home must:
(a) Reevaluate the need for the electronic monitoring with the resident at least quarterly; and
(b) Have each reevaluation in writing signed and dated by the resident.
(4) The home must immediately stop electronic monitoring if the:
(a) Resident no longer wants electronic monitoring;
(b) Roommate objects or withdraws the consent to the electronic monitoring, or
(c) Resident becomes unable to give consent.
(5) For the purposes of consenting to video electronic monitoring, without an audio component, the term "resident" includes the resident's decision maker.
(6) For the purposes of consenting to audio electronic monitoring, the term "resident includes only:
(a) The resident residing in the home; or
(b) The resident's court-appointed guardian or attorney-in-fact who has obtained a court order specifically authorizing the court-appointed guardian or attorney-in-fact to consent to audio electronic monitoring of the resident.
(7) If the resident's decision maker consents to audio electronic monitoring as specified in subsection (6) above, the home must maintain a copy of the court order authorizing such consent in the resident's record.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040. WSR 09-03-029, § 388-76-10725, filed 1/12/09, effective 2/12/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10725, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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