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WAC 388-97-2940

Specialized rehabilitation.

(1) If nursing homes initially licensed after October 1, 1981 provide inpatient specialized rehabilitation, they must ensure that those services provide:
(a) Easy access in general service areas;
(b) Exercise, treatment, and supportive equipment as required by the narrative program in the construction documents;
(c) Adequate space for exercise equipment and treatment tables with sufficient work space on each side;
(d) Privacy cubicle curtains on tracks or the equivalent around treatment areas;
(e) A sink in the treatment area and a toilet and handwashing sink in a toilet room nearby;
(f) Space and a desk or equivalent for administrative, clerical, interviewing, and consultative functions;
(g) Adequate enclosed storage cabinets for clean linen and supplies and locked storage for cleaning chemicals in the rehabilitation room or nearby janitor's closet;
(h) Adequate storage space for large equipment;
(i) A janitor's closet close to the area;
(j) Soiled linen storage; and
(k) A separate room or area for hydrotherapy tanks, or the equivalent, if provided.
(2) For any new construction under WAC 388-97-2160, nursing homes licensed before October 1, 1981, must comply with the requirements in subsection (1) of this section.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-2940, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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