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PDFWAC 388-76-10750

Safety and maintenance.

The adult family home must:
(1) Keep the home both internally and externally in good repair and condition with a safe, comfortable, sanitary, homelike environment that is free of hazards;
(2) Ensure that there is existing outdoor space that is safe and usable for residents;
(3) Provide clean, functioning, safe, adequate household items and furnishings to meet the needs of each resident;
(4) Provide safe and functioning systems for:
(a) Heating;
(b) Cooling, which may include air circulating fans;
(c) Hot and cold water;
(d) Electricity;
(e) Plumbing;
(f) Garbage disposal;
(g) Sewage;
(h) Cooking;
(i) Laundry;
(j) Artificial and natural light;
(k) Ventilation; and
(l) Any other feature of the home.
(5) Ensure water temperature does not exceed one hundred twenty degrees Fahrenheit at all fixtures used by or accessible to residents, such as:
(a) Tubs;
(b) Showers; and
(c) Sinks.
(6) Provide storage for toxic substances, poisons, and other hazardous materials that is only accessible to residents under direct supervision, unless the resident is assessed for and the negotiated care plan indicates it is safe for the resident to use the materials unsupervised;
(7) Provide rapid access for all staff to any bedroom, toilet room, shower room, closet, other room occupied by each resident;
(8) Keep all firearms locked and accessible only to authorized persons; and
(9) Keep the home free from:
(a) Rodents;
(b) Flies;
(c) Cockroaches, and
(d) Other vermin.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040. WSR 10-03-064, § 388-76-10750, filed 1/15/10, effective 2/15/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10750, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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