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PDFWAC 388-76-10720

Electronic monitoring equipment—Audio monitoring and video monitoring.

(1) Except as provided in this section or in WAC 388-76-10725, the adult family home must not use the following in the home:
(a) Audio monitoring equipment; or
(b) Video monitoring equipment if it includes an audio component.
(2) The home may video monitor and video record activities in the home, without an audio component, only in the following areas:
(a) Entrances and exits if the cameras are:
(i) Focused only on the entrance or exit doorways; and
(ii) Not focused on areas where residents gather.
(b) Outdoor areas not commonly used by residents; and
(c) Designated smoking areas, subject to the following conditions:
(i) Residents are assessed as needing supervision for smoking;
(ii) A staff person watches the video monitor at any time the area is used by such residents;
(iii) The video camera is clearly visible;
(iv) The video monitor is not viewable by general public; and
(v) The home notifies all residents in writing of the video monitoring equipment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040. WSR 09-03-029, § 388-76-10720, filed 1/12/09, effective 2/12/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10720, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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