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WAC 388-97-1780

Policies and procedures.

(1) The nursing home must develop and implement written policies and procedures, including those specified in RCW 74.42.430, for all services provided in the facility.
(2) The nursing home must ensure the written policies and procedures:
(a) Promote and protect each resident's:
(i) Rights, including health care decision making;
(ii) Personal interests; and
(iii) Financial and property interests.
(b) Are readily available to staff, residents, members of residents' families, the public, and representatives of the department;
(c) Are current, and continued without interruption in the event of staff changes; and
(d) Are consistent with other state and federal laws applicable to nursing home operations.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-1780, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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