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PDFWAC 388-76-10865

Resident evacuation from adult family home.

(1) The adult family home must be able to evacuate all residents from the home to a safe location outside the home in five minutes or less.
(2) The home must ensure that residents are able to evacuate the home as follows:
(a) Through a door designated as an emergency exit;
(b) Via a path from the resident's bedroom that does not go through other bedrooms; and
(c) Without the resident having to use any of the following:
(i) Elevators;
(ii) Chairlifts; or
(iii) Platform lifts.
(3) Residents who require assistance with evacuation must have a path via an emergency exit to the designated safe location that does not require the use of stairs.
(4) Ramps for residents to enter, exit, or evacuate on homes licensed after November 1, 2016 must:
(a) Comply with chapter 51-51 WAC;
(b) Have a slope measuring no greater than eight and three-tenths percent in the direction of travel; and
(c) Have required landings at the top, bottom, and at any change of direction, with a slope measuring no greater than two percent in the direction of travel.
(5) Homes that serve residents who are not able to hear the fire alarm warning must install visual fire alarms.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and 70.128.060. WSR 21-11-074, § 388-76-10865, filed 5/17/21, effective 8/1/21. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.128 RCW. WSR 16-20-095, § 388-76-10865, filed 10/4/16, effective 11/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10865, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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