ALTSA Provider/Administrator Letters

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Provider Type(desc) Letter Date Subject Status Notes
NH 012-013 09/26/2012 Emergency Preparedness Current
NH 020-088 11/17/2020 Visitation Restrictions Required Under Governor Proclamation 20-25.8 Current

Amended 1/4/2021

NH 016-018 06/23/2016 Proposed Amendments to Chapter 388-97 WAC Current
NH 018-001 01/26/2018 S&C 18-08-NH: An Initiative to Address Facility Initiated Discharges that Violate Federal Regulations Current
NH 020-009 03/11/2020 COVID-19 Links and Additional Information Superseded

Superseded by #011

NH 024-009 03/08/2024 Reporting and Instructions of Minimum Staffing Standards 3.4 Hours of Direct Care Per Resident Per Day (HPRD) Temporary Inclusion of Previously Unreported Hours for State Q2, Q3, and/or Q4, 2023 Current
NH 014-013 09/08/2014 Notification of Medicare Benefits to Residents and Change in CMS Medicare Beneficiary Appeals Contractor Current
NH 022-007 01/10/2022 Updates from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Washington State Department of Health Current
NH 020-072 10/08/2020 QSO-21-02-NH Compliance with Residents’ Rights Requirements Related to NH Residents’ Right to Vote Current
NH 013-019 10/03/2013 S&C 13-42: Reminder About Access & Visitation Rights in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities Current
NH 019-020 09/27/2019 Updates to Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Resource Materials Current
NH 018-010 05/07/2018 Elimination of Dear Provider Postcards Current
NH 020-057 08/12/2020 Safe Start Recommendations and Requirements for Long-Term Care Settings Current
NH 019-001 02/01/2019 Clarifying Information Regarding Compliance with F600 Free from Abuse and Neglect Current
NH 016-004 02/05/2016 NH Guidelines (aka “The Purple Book”) Sixth Edition Current
NH 020-042 06/26/2020 Emergency Rules (CR-103E) Amending WAC 388-97-1740 Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, 388-97-1760 Quality Assessment and Assurance and 388-97-2400 Resident Rooms Current
NH 022-039 06/23/2022 CMS QSO 22-17-ALL: Updating Staff Vaccination Survey Requirements Current
NH 021-064 09/03/2021 Continued Use of Eye Protection to Prevent COVID-19 Infection to Protect Yourself and the People You Serve Current
NH 021-050 06/28/2021 Precautions for Residents and Staff Related to Heatwave Current
NH 016-038 11/16/2016 Supplemental 3.4 HPRD Instructions & Reporting Template for NH Facilities Current
NH 012-014 09/26/2012 S&C 12-42: Partnership to Improve Dementia Care Current
NH 022-020 03/18/2022 Secretary of Health Order 20-03.8, Face Coverings - Statewide, Effective March 12, 2022 Current

Amended April 1, 2022

NH 015-020 05/27/2015 Nursing Home QAPI Initiatives FAQ Current
NH 023-030 09/14/2023 Provider Responsibilities for Provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Respiratory Protection Program (RPP), and Changes to Department of Health (DOH) RPP Resources Current
NH 022-046 08/12/2022 CR-103E Emergency Rules Filed to Extend Waived Rules Related to Transfer & Discharge of Nursing Home Residents Current