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WAC 246-335-760

Family, personnel, volunteer, contractor, and public areas.

(1) A hospice care center applicant or licensee must provide family use areas with:
(a) A minimum of two hundred square feet;
(b) Comfortable seating for several family members;
(c) Provision for families and patients to share meals;
(d) Drinking water;
(e) A public telephone;
(f) Information desk or directory signage; and
(g) Exterior, clear glass windows with a maximum sill height of thirty-six inches.
(2) Hospice care centers must provide a private space at least one hundred fifty square feet in size for every ten beds and an additional seventy-five square feet for every additional five beds. The private space should be designed for:
(a) Private group, family, and individual interviews and counseling;
(b) Interdisciplinary weekly conferences and personnel, contractor, and volunteer breaks; and
(c) Spiritual services.
(3) Hospice care centers must provide additional space for personnel, contractors and volunteers. This space must be designed to accommodate:
(a) Secure storage for medical records;
(b) Personnel, contractor, and volunteer break areas;
(c) Personnel, contractor, and volunteer work areas;
(d) General storage; and
(e) At least one personnel, contractor, and volunteer toilet room with handwash sink.
(4) Hospice care centers must provide one visitor toilet room with handwash sink for every ten beds.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250. WSR 18-06-093, ยง 246-335-760, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18.]
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