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WAC 388-107-0810

Resident room.

The facility must ensure that each resident sleeping room:
(1) Has a maximum capacity of one resident;
(2) May be locked by the resident provided that:
(a) Appropriate staff have a readily accessible means to unlock the room when the door is locked; and
(b) An unlocked door is not an identified need in the person-centered service plan;
(3) Has a minimum clear floor area of eighty square feet and meets the needs of the resident;
(4) Has one or more outside windows that:
(a) If used for ventilation, are easily opened;
(b) Have adjustable shades, blinds, or equivalent installed for visual privacy and are designed to meet the safety needs of the resident;
(5) Is adjacent to bathing and toilet facilities;
(6) Is designed to offer visual privacy from casual observation by other residents and visitors and the design for privacy must not restrict resident access to the entrance, handwashing station, or toilet;
(7) Is accessible, clean, and well-maintained with sufficient space, light, and comfortable furnishings for sleeping and personal activities including, but not limited to:
(a) A minimum of a three-foot clear access aisle from the entry door, along at least one side of the bed, and in front of all storage equipment;
(b) Enough room for medical equipment and for a resident to move about freely with mobility aides, such as wheelchairs, if applicable as assessed by resident need;
(c) Direct access to a hallway, living room, lounge, the outside, or other common use area without going through a laundry or utility area, a bath or toilet room, or another resident's bedroom; and
(8) Is equipped with:
(a) One or more waste containers;
(b) Furniture appropriate for the age and physical condition of each resident, including but not necessarily limited to:
(i) A chair, which may be used in either the bedroom or a group room interchangeably;
(ii) A bed of appropriate length and size that is thirty-six or more inches wide with a mattress that fits the bed frame, is in good condition, and is at least four inches thick unless otherwise requested or necessary for resident health or safety; and
(iii) A lockable storage space accessible to each resident for storage of small personal items, upon request.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.97.230 and HCBS Final Rule 42 C.F.R. WSR 16-14-078, § 388-107-0810, filed 7/1/16, effective 8/1/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, § 388-107-0810, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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