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PDFWAC 388-78A-2630

Reporting abuse and neglect.

(1) The assisted living facility must ensure that each staff person:
(a) Makes a report to the department's Aging and Disability Services Administration Complaint Resolution Unit hotline consistent with chapter 74.34 RCW in all cases where the staff person has reasonable cause to believe that abandonment, abuse, financial exploitation, or neglect of a vulnerable adult has occurred; and
(b) Makes an immediate report to the appropriate law enforcement agency and the department consistent with chapter 74.34 RCW of all incidents of suspected sexual abuse or physical abuse of a resident.
(2) The assisted living facility must prominently post so it is readily visible to staff, residents and visitors, the department's toll-free telephone number for reporting resident abuse and neglect.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-2630, 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-2630, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]
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