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PDFWAC 388-97-2760

Dining, dayrooms, and resident activity areas.

(1) The nursing home must provide one or more rooms designated for resident dining and activities that are:
(a) Well lighted;
(b) Well ventilated;
(c) Adequately furnished; and
(d) Large enough to accommodate all activities.
(2) In a new building or addition, the nursing home must design space for dining rooms, dayrooms, and activity areas for resident convenience and comfort and to provide a homelike environment. These areas must be located on the same floor as the residents who will use the areas. The nursing home must:
(a) Ensure these rooms or areas are exterior rooms with windows that have a maximum sill height of thirty-six inches;
(b) Provide space for dining, day use, and activities with a minimum combined total of thirty square feet for each licensed bed;
(c) Design any multipurpose rooms to prevent program interference with each other;
(d) Locate a day room on each resident care unit;
(e) Provide storage spaces for all activity and recreational equipment and supplies, adjoining or adjacent to the facilities provided; and
(f) Locate a common use toilet facility, with handwashing sink and accessories, providing direct access from the hallway and within a maximum of forty feet from these spaces.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-2760, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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