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PDFWAC 388-78A-2821

Design, construction review, and approval plans.

(1) Drawings and specifications for new construction must be prepared by, or under the direction of, an architect registered under chapter 18.08 RCW. The services of a consulting engineer registered under chapter 18.43 RCW may be used for the various branches of work where appropriate. The services of a registered engineer may be used in lieu of the services of an architect if the scope of work is primarily engineering in nature.
(2) The assisted living facility will meet the following requirements:
(a) Preconstruction. Request and attend a presubmission conference for projects with a construction value of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars or more. The presubmission conference shall be scheduled to occur for the review of construction documents that are no less than fifty percent complete, or as coordinated with plan reviewer.
(b) Construction document review. Submit construction documents for proposed new construction to the department for review within ten days of submission to the local authorities. Compliance with these standards and regulations does not relieve the facility of the need to comply with applicable state and local building and zoning codes. The construction documents must include:
(i) A written functional program consistent with WAC 388-78A-2361 containing, but not limited to, the following:
(A) Information concerning services to be provided and the methods to be used;
(B) An interim life safety measures plan to ensure the health and safety of occupants during construction;
(C) An infection control risk assessment indicating appropriate infection control measures, keeping the surrounding area free of dust and fumes, and ensuring rooms or areas are well ventilated, unoccupied, and unavailable for use until free of volatile fumes and odors;
(D) An analysis of likely adverse impacts on current assisted living facility residents during construction and the facilities plans to eliminate or mitigate such adverse impacts including ensuring continuity of services;
(ii) Drawings and specifications to include coordinated architectural, mechanical, and electrical work. Each room, area, and item of fixed equipment and major movable equipment must be identified on all drawings to demonstrate that the required facilities for each function are provided;
(iii) Floor plan of the existing building showing the alterations and additions, and indicating location of any service or support areas;
(iv) Required paths of exit serving the alterations or additions; and
(v) Verification that the capacities and loads of infrastructure systems will accommodate the planned load.
(c) Resubmittals. The assisted living facility will respond in writing when the department requests additional or corrected construction documents;
(d) Construction. Comply with the following requirements during the construction phase:
(i) The assisted living facility will not begin construction until all of the following items are complete:
(A) Construction review services has approved construction documents or granted authorization to begin construction;
(B) The local jurisdictions have issued a building permit; and
(C) The construction review services will issue an "authorization to begin construction" when the construction documents have been conditionally approved.
(ii) Submit to the department for review any addenda or modifications to the construction documents.
(iii) Assure construction is completed in compliance with the final construction review services approved documents. Compliance with these standards and regulations does not relieve the facility from compliance with applicable state and local building and zoning codes. Where differences in interpretations occur, the facility will follow the most stringent requirement.
(vi) The assisted living facility will allow any necessary inspections for the verification of compliance with the construction documents, addenda, and modifications.
(e) Project closeout. The facility will not use any new or remodeled areas for resident use of licensed space until:
(i) The department has approved construction documents;
(ii) The local jurisdictions have completed all required inspections and approvals, when applicable or given approval to occupy; and
(iii) The facility notifies the department in writing when construction is completed and includes:
(A) Copy of the local jurisdiction's approval for occupancy;
(B) Copy of reduced floor plans; and
(C) A room schedule.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.20 and 74.39A RCW. WSR 20-02-104, ยง 388-78A-2821, filed 12/31/19, effective 1/31/20.]
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