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WAC 388-97-0860

Resident dignity and accommodation of needs.

(1) Dignity. The nursing home must ensure that:
(a) Resident care is provided in a manner to enhance each resident's dignity, and to respect and recognize his or her individuality; and
(b) Each resident's personal care needs are provided in a private area free from exposure to individuals not involved in providing the care.
(2) Accommodation of needs. Each resident has the right to reasonable accommodation of personal needs and preferences, except when the health or safety of the individual or other residents would be endangered.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-0860, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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