|Passed by the House April 22, 2003|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 17, 2003
President of the Senate
I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1694 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||58th Legislature||2003 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/24/03.
AN ACT Relating to the timing of the inspection of boarding homes; and amending RCW 18.20.110.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1 RCW 18.20.110 and 2000 c 47 s 4 are each amended to read
The department shall make or cause to be made, at least ((
yearly)) every eighteen months with an annual average of fifteen
months, an inspection and investigation of all boarding homes.
However, the department may delay an inspection to twenty-four months
if the boarding home has had three consecutive inspections with no
written notice of violations and has received no written notice of
violations resulting from complaint investigation during that same time
period. The department may at anytime make an unannounced inspection
of a licensed home to assure that the licensee is in compliance with
this chapter and the rules adopted under this chapter. Every
inspection shall focus primarily on actual or potential resident
outcomes, and may include an inspection of every part of the premises
and an examination of all records (other than financial records),
methods of administration, the general and special dietary, and the
stores and methods of supply. Following such an inspection or
inspections, written notice of any violation of this law or the rules
adopted hereunder shall be given to the applicant or licensee and the
department. The department may prescribe by rule that any licensee or
applicant desiring to make specified types of alterations or additions
to its facilities or to construct new facilities shall, before
commencing such alteration, addition, or new construction, submit plans
and specifications therefor to the agencies responsible for plan
reviews for preliminary inspection and approval or recommendations with
respect to compliance with the rules and standards herein authorized.