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PDFWAC 388-78A-2610

Infection control.

(1) The assisted living facility must institute appropriate infection control practices in the assisted living facility to prevent and limit the spread of infections.
(2) The assisted living facility must:
(a) Develop and implement a system to identify and manage infections;
(b) Restrict a staff person's contact with residents when the staff person has a known communicable disease in the infectious stage that is likely to be spread in the assisted living facility setting or by casual contact;
(c) Provide staff persons with the necessary supplies, equipment and protective clothing for preventing and controlling the spread of infections;
(d) Provide all resident care and services according to current acceptable standards for infection control;
(e) Perform all housekeeping, cleaning, laundry, and management of infectious waste according to current acceptable standards for infection control;
(f) Report communicable diseases in accordance with the requirements in chapter 246-100 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-2610, 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-2610, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]
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