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PDFWAC 388-78A-2140

Negotiated service agreement contents.

The assisted living facility must develop, and document in the resident's record, the agreed upon plan to address and support each resident's assessed capabilities, needs and preferences, including the following:
(1) The care and services necessary to meet the resident's needs, including:
(a) The plan to monitor the resident and address interventions for current risks to the resident's health and safety that were identified in one or more of the following:
(i) The resident's preadmission assessment;
(ii) The resident's full assessments;
(iii) On-going assessments of the resident;
(b) The plan to provide assistance with activities of daily living, if provided by the assisted living facility;
(c) The plan to provide necessary intermittent nursing services, if provided by the assisted living facility;
(d) The plan to provide necessary health support services, if provided by the assisted living facility;
(e) The resident's preferences for how services will be provided, supported and accommodated by the assisted living facility.
(2) Clearly defined respective roles and responsibilities of the resident, the assisted living facility staff, and resident's family or other significant persons in meeting the resident's needs and preferences. Except as specified in WAC 388-78A-2290 and 388-78A-2340(5), if a person other than a caregiver is to be responsible for providing care or services to the resident in the assisted living facility, the assisted living facility must specify in the negotiated service agreement an alternate plan for providing care or service to the resident in the event the necessary services are not provided. The assisted living facility may develop an alternate plan:
(a) Exclusively for the individual resident; or
(b) Based on standard policies and procedures in the assisted living facility provided that they are consistent with the reasonable accommodation requirements of state and federal law.
(3) The times services will be delivered, including frequency and approximate time of day, as appropriate;
(4) The resident's preferences for activities and how those preferences will be supported;
(5) Appropriate behavioral interventions, if needed;
(6) A communication plan, if special communication needs are present;
(7) The resident's ability to leave the assisted living facility premises unsupervised; and
(8) The assisted living facility must not require or ask the resident or the resident's representative to sign any negotiated service or risk agreement, that purports to waive any rights of the resident or that purports to place responsibility or liability for losses of personal property or injury on the resident.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-2140, filed 6/18/13, effective 7/19/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090 (2004 c 142 § 19) and chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 04-16-065, § 388-78A-2140, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]
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