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PDFWAC 388-78A-2700

Emergency and disaster preparedness.

(1) The assisted living facility must:
(a) Maintain the premises free of hazards;
(b) Maintain any vehicles used for transporting residents in a safe condition;
(c) Provide, and tell staff persons of a means of emergency access to resident-occupied bedrooms, toilet rooms, bathing rooms, and other rooms;
(d) Provide emergency lighting or flashlights in all areas accessible to residents of the assisted living facility.
(e) Make sure first-aid supplies are:
(i) Readily available and not locked;
(ii) Clearly marked;
(iii) Able to be moved to the location where needed; and
(iv) Stored in containers that protect them from damage, deterioration, or contamination.
(f) Make sure first-aid supplies are appropriate for:
(i) The size of the assisted living facility;
(ii) The services provided;
(iii) The residents served; and
(iv) The response time of emergency medical services.
(g) Develop and maintain a current disaster plan describing measures to take in the event of internal or external disasters, including, but not limited to:
(i) On-duty staff persons' responsibilities;
(ii) Provisions for summoning emergency assistance;
(iii) Coordination with first responders regarding plans for evacuating residents from area or building;
(iv) Alternative resident accommodations;
(v) Provisions for essential resident needs, supplies and equipment including water, food, and medications; and
(vi) Emergency communication plan.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.20 and 74.39A RCW. WSR 20-02-104, § 388-78A-2700, filed 12/31/19, effective 1/31/20. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-2700, filed 6/18/13, effective 7/19/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090. WSR 06-01-047, § 388-78A-2700, filed 12/15/05, effective 1/15/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090 (2004 c 142 § 19) and chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 04-16-065, § 388-78A-2700, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]
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