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WAC 388-107-0710

Conversion of a currently licensed facility to an enhanced services facility.

(1) If the department licenses part or all of a currently licensed nursing home under chapter 18.51 RCW, assisted living facility under chapter 18.20 RCW, or adult family home under chapter 70.128 RCW, as an enhanced services facility, the facility is deemed to meet the applicable state and local rules, regulations, permits, and code requirements, with the exceptions of subsections (2), (3), (4) and (5) of this section.
(2) If the facility's previous construction has the potential to jeopardize resident health and safety, the department may require compliance with enhanced services facility physical plant new construction rules.
(3) If the facility does construction to meet enhanced services facility requirements, that construction has to be reviewed and approved by construction review services and applicable local and state building officials.
(4) The enhanced services facility must also meet specific new construction requirements related to the safety of any residents with complex needs that the facility is choosing to serve.
(5) All other facilities or new facilities must meet all enhanced services facility new construction requirements, including the applicable state and local rules, regulations, permits, and code requirements.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, ยง 388-107-0710, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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