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Washington Health Care Association actively participates in the development and implementation of public policy impacting the providers of skilled nursing and assisted living care and services, and supports its members in achieving compliance with the regulations impacting operations. In addition to the information provided in publications, workshops, conferences and conventions, WHCA’s knowledgeable staff provides professional consultation to members.

  • Providing information and training that set the standard for best practices in long term care service delivery in skilled and assisted living care.
  • Professional consultation on survey response and informal dispute resolution processes.
  • Representing members’ interests with regulators and policymakers on statewide boards, committees, task forces and work groups.
  • Working in cooperation with administrative agencies, stakeholders and others, WHCA works to facilitate dialogue on behalf of individual providers and on behalf of the entire association.
  • Sharing WHCA’s experience and perspectives regarding those practices that promote compliance with regulations and satisfaction with customers.

Check back to this area of the website for updates and information about regulatory practices issues, and check out the following resources for information relevant to our regulatory issues work.

For more information contact the WHCA Regulatory Issues Team.

Survey and Regulatory Updates for AL and SNF

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | May 31, 2024

AL: Sending Medications with Residents

SNF: CMS Minimum Staffing Regulations Go into Effect Soon!

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | April 12, 2024

AL: Cannabis in Assisted Living

SNF: Enhanced Barrier Precautions – Now Required in SNF

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | March 23, 2024

AL: What Is Required to Become an Assisted Living Administrator?

SNF: Federal Arbitration Regulations – F847 & F848

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | February 13, 2024

AL/SNF: Become Familiar with and Prepared for a DOSH Inspection

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | January 26, 2024

AL: Coordination of Health Care Services
SNF: OIG Report – Washington State Failed to Ensure that Nursing Homes Complied with Federal Requirements for Life Safety, Emergency Preparedness, and Infection Control

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | December 21, 2023

AL: Cannabis in Assisted Living
SNF: What’s Needed for a Compliance and Ethics Program?

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | November 17, 2023

AL: Nonavailability of Medications in Assisted Living
SNF: E-Tags and Emergency Preparedness

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | October 20, 2023

AL: What is an Oversight Nurse, and Do You Need One?
SNF: Room & Roommate Changes: What You Need to Know

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | September 29, 2023

AL: Intermittent Nursing Services
SNF: Pharmacy Services-F758- Free from Unnecessary Psychotropic Medications/PRN Use

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | August 22, 2023

AL: Medication Assistance VIA Accurately Directing Others
SNF: Dining and Food Service – Phase 3 Requirements of Participation

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | July 24, 2023

AL: Caregiver Training and Certification Timelines after the Pandemic’s End
SNF: TIC Requirements Under F699

  • Survey and Regulatory Update | June 12, 2023

AL: Resident Dementia Screening in Assisted Living
SNF: F700 Guidance – Bedrails

MDS Updates

SNF Focus F-Tag of the Week

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