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WAC 388-829R-070

What policies and procedures must overnight planned respite services providers have?

(1) Overnight planned respite services providers must develop and implement policies and procedures that address:
(a) Client rights, including a client's right to file a complaint or suggestion without interference;
(b) Reporting requirements for suspected abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or abandonment;
(c) Client protections when there have been allegations of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or abandonment;
(d) Emergent situations that may pose a danger or risk to the client or others;
(e) Response to a missing person and other client emergencies;
(f) Emergency response plans for natural or other disasters;
(g) Client access to medical, mental health, and law enforcement resources for clients;
(h) Notification to client's legal representative or relatives in case of emergency;
(i) Client grievances;
(j) Appropriate response and supports for clients who engage in aggressive or assaultive behavior; and
(k) All aspects of medication management including but not limited to:
(i) Supervision of medication;
(ii) Client refusal;
(iii) Services related to medications and treatments provided under the delegation of a registered nurse consistent with chapter 246-840 WAC;
(iv) The monitoring of a client who self-administers medication;
(v) Medication assistance for clients who need support; and
(vi) What the service provider will do in the event it becomes aware that a client is no longer safe to take his or her own medications.
(2) The service provider must train staff on its policies and procedures, maintain current written policies and procedures, and make them accessible to all staff and available to clients and legal representatives upon request.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4. WSR 16-17-003, ยง 388-829R-070, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16.]
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