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PDFWAC 388-829R-070

What policies and procedures must overnight planned respite services providers have?

(1) Overnight planned respite services providers must develop and implement policies and procedures that address:
(a) Client rights, including a client's right to file a complaint or suggestion without interference;
(b) Reporting requirements for suspected abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and abandonment;
(c) Client protections when there have been allegations of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or abandonment;
(d) Emergent situations that may pose a danger or risk to the client or others;
(e) Response to a missing person and other client emergencies;
(f) Emergency response plans for natural and other disasters;
(g) Client access to medical, mental health, and law enforcement resources for clients;
(h) Notification to client's primary caregiver, legal representative, or relatives in case of emergency;
(i) Client grievances;
(j) Appropriate response and supports for clients who engage in aggressive or assaultive behavior as informed by the client's overnight planned respite services individualized agreement; and
(k) All aspects of medication management including:
(i) Supervision of medication;
(ii) Client refusal;
(iii) Nurse delegation under chapter 246-840 WAC;
(iv) The monitoring of a client who self-administers medication;
(v) Medication assistance under chapter 246-888 WAC; and
(vi) What the service provider will do in the event it becomes aware that a client is no longer safe to take his or her own medications.
(2) The service provider must train employees on its policies and procedures, maintain current written policies and procedures, and make them available upon request to all employees, clients, primary caregivers, client legal representatives, and DDA.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.12.040. WSR 20-08-033, § 388-829R-070, filed 3/24/20, effective 5/1/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4. WSR 16-17-003, § 388-829R-070, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16.]
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