PDFRCW 74.42.540

Building requirements.

(1) The facility shall be accessible to and usable by all residents, personnel, and the public, including individuals with disabilities: PROVIDED, That no substantial structural changes shall be required in any facilities constructed prior to January 1, 1980.
(2) The facility shall meet the requirements of American national standards institute (ANSI) standard No. A117.1 (1961), or, if applicable, the requirements of chapter 70.92 RCW if the requirements are stricter than ANSI standard No. A117.1 (1961), unless the department waives the requirements of ANSI standard No. A117.1 (1961) under subsection (3) of this section.
(3) The department may waive, for as long as the department considers appropriate, provisions of ANSI standard No. A117.1 (1961) if:
(a) The construction plans for the facility or a part of the facility were approved by the department before March 18, 1974;
(b) The provisions would result in unreasonable hardship on the facility if strictly enforced; and
(c) The waiver does not adversely affect the health and safety of the residents.
[ 1979 ex.s. c 211 s 54.]