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WAC 388-107-0240

Staffing levels.

(1) The enhanced services facility must ensure that:
(a) Sufficient numbers of appropriately qualified and trained staff are available to safely provide necessary care and services consistent with residents' person-centered service plans under routine conditions, as well as during fire, emergency, and disaster situations; and
(b) At least two staff are awake and on duty in the facility at all times if there are any residents in the facility.
(2) A registered nurse must be available to meet the needs of the residents as follows:
(a) On duty in the facility at least twenty hours per week; and
(b) When not present, available on-call and able to respond within thirty minutes by phone or in person.
(3) A licensed nurse must be on duty in the facility whenever a registered nurse is not on site.
(4) A mental health professional must be available to meet the needs of the residents as follows:
(a) On duty in the facility at least eight hours per day; and
(b) When not present, available on-call and able to respond within thirty minutes by phone or in person.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.97.230 and HCBS Final Rule 42 C.F.R. WSR 16-14-078, § 388-107-0240, filed 7/1/16, effective 8/1/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, § 388-107-0240, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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