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WAC 388-97-2280

Call systems on resident care units.

The nursing home must provide a system that meets the following standards:
(1) A wired or wireless communication system which registers a call by distinctive light at the room door and by distinctive light and audible tone at the staff work station. The system must be equipped to receive resident calls from:
(a) The bedside of each resident;
(b) Every common area, dining and activity areas, common use toilet rooms, and other areas used by residents; and
(c) Resident toilet, bath and shower rooms.
(2) An emergency signal device that meets the needs of the resident and adapted for easy reach by the resident. A signal device must be adapted to meet resident needs and, in the dementia unit, may be adapted for staff and family use, see WAC 388-97-2900.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW. WSR 10-02-021, § 388-97-2280, filed 12/29/09, effective 1/29/10. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, § 388-97-2280, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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