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WAC 388-107-0940

Resident safety.

(1) The enhanced services facility must be designed to prevent injury and promote resident safety.
(2) The facility must ensure that:
(a) Doorways are at least thirty-six inches wide;
(b) Door swings for private resident bathrooms or shower areas swing out to allow for staff emergency access;
(c) Door closers are not be used unless required by the building code and if required on the resident room door, the closer must be mounted on the public side of the door rather than the private resident's side of the door;
(d) Special design considerations for resident safety and injury prevention are given to shower, bath, toilet, and sink hardware and accessories, including grab bars and toilet paper holders; and
(e) Grab bars, where provided, are securely fastened to withstand a minimum three hundred pounds of force.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.97.230 and HCBS Final Rule 42 C.F.R. WSR 16-14-078, § 388-107-0940, filed 7/1/16, effective 8/1/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, § 388-107-0940, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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