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PDFWAC 388-78A-2361

Project and operations functional program.

(1) The facility must develop and document their functional programing, under WAC 388-78A-2852, during the project development and planning process. This document must inform the design process and be provided to the department of health construction review services consistent with WAC 388-78A-2852 for use in review of the construction project documents and preoccupancy survey. This document must identify and describe, as applicable:
(a) Services offered, whether intermittent nursing services or contract care services under chapter 388-110 WAC;
(b) Number of residents served under contract care services, as applicable;
(c) The care needs of the population served, to include but not limited to dementia, cognitive and developmental disability, mental health, bariatric needs, safety risks, security, resident rights, and dignity of memory care residents;
(d) Circulation patterns;
(e) Special locking or other security measures;
(f) Room use, required resources, and systems to include intermittent nursing services that will take place in the resident unit;
(g) Consideration of and mitigation for risks associated with:
(i) Operational infection control;
(ii) Resident mobility and falls;
(iii) Elopement and security;
(iv) Medication services; and
(v) Staff injury.
(2) The facility may maintain an operational functional program to document considerations and decisions related to resident needs and the maintenance or modifications to the physical environment as necessary to demonstrate compliance with performance based expectations of this chapter. This document may be used to evaluate conditions of the built environment for appropriateness to the population served and must document circumstances where facility policy and procedure are implemented in lieu of, or in support of, changes to the built environment.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.20 and 74.39A RCW. WSR 20-02-104, § 388-78A-2361, filed 12/31/19, effective 1/31/20.]
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