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PDFWAC 388-76-10750

Safety and maintenance.

The adult family home must:
(1) Keep the home both internally and externally in good repair and condition with a safe, comfortable, sanitary, and homelike environment that is free of hazards;
(2) Ensure that there is existing outdoor space that is safe and usable for residents;
(3) Provide clean, functioning, safe, adequate household items and furnishings to meet the needs of each resident;
(4) Ensure items and furnishings brought into the home by the resident for their use are clean, functioning, and safe;
(5) Provide safe and functioning systems for:
(a) Heating;
(b) Cooling, which may include air circulating fans;
(c) Hot and cold water;
(d) Electricity;
(e) Plumbing;
(f) Garbage disposal;
(g) Sewage;
(h) Cooking;
(i) Laundry;
(j) Artificial and natural light;
(k) Ventilation; and
(l) Any other feature of the home;
(6) Ensure hot water temperature is at least one hundred five degrees and does not exceed one hundred twenty degrees Fahrenheit at all fixtures used by or accessible to residents, such as:
(a) Tubs;
(b) Showers; and
(c) Sinks;
(7) Keep all toxic substances and hazardous materials in locked storage and in their original containers;
(8) Grant a resident access to and use of toxic substances and hazardous materials only with direct supervision, unless the resident has been assessed as safe to use the substance or material without direct supervision and if the use is documented in the negotiated care plan;
(9) Provide rapid access for all staff to any bedroom, toilet room, shower room, closet, other room occupied by each resident;
(10) Keep all firearms locked and accessible only to authorized persons; and
(11) Keep the home free from:
(a) Rodents;
(b) Flies;
(c) Cockroaches; and
(d) Other vermin.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and 70.128.060. WSR 21-11-074, § 388-76-10750, filed 5/17/21, effective 8/1/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040. WSR 10-03-064, § 388-76-10750, filed 1/15/10, effective 2/15/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10750, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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