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PDFWAC 388-97-0480

Examination of survey results.

(1) The resident has the right to examine the results of:
(a) The most recent survey of the nursing home conducted by federal and state surveyors;
(b) Surveys related to any current or subsequent complaint investigation; and
(c) Any required accompanying plan of correction, completed or not.
(2) Upon receipt of any deficiency citation report, the nursing home must publicly post a notice:
(a) That the results of the survey or complaint investigation, or both, are available regardless of whether the plan of correction is completed or not; and
(b) Of the location of the deficiency citation reports.
(3) For a report posted prior to the plan of correction being completed, the nursing home may attach an accompanying notice that explains the purpose and status of the plan of correction, informal dispute review, administrative hearing and other relevant information.
(4) Upon receipt of any citation report, the nursing home must publicly post a copy of the most recent full survey and all subsequent complaint investigation deficiency citation reports, including the completed plans of correction, when one is required.
(5) The notices and any survey reports must be available for viewing or examination in a place or places:
(a) Readily accessible to residents, which does not require staff interventions to access; and
(b) In plain view of the nursing home residents, including individuals visiting those residents, and individuals who inquire about placement in the nursing home.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-0480, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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