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WAC 388-97-0960

Social services.

The nursing home must:
(1) Provide medically related social services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident; and
(2) Employ a qualified social worker on a full-time basis if the nursing home has more than one hundred twenty beds. A qualified social worker is an individual with:
(a) A bachelor's degree in social work or a bachelor's degree in a human services field including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology; and
(b) One year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with patients or residents.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-0960, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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