ALTSA Provider/Administrator Letters

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Provider Type Letter Date Subject Status(desc) Notes
NH 017-002 01/19/2017 Minimum Documentation & Review Standards for the Activities of Daily Living Coded on the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Current
NH 020-059 08/17/2020 CR-103E Filed to Extend Emergency Rules Amending or Suspending Some NH Requirements and CR 101 Filed to Consider Permanently Amending the Rules Current
NH 023-044 12/13/2023 COVID-19, Influenza, RSV, and Pneumococcal Vaccination Reminder Current
NH 021-048 06/18/2021 Passed Legislation and Beginning Rule-Making Projects Current
NH 015-016 05/02/2015 The Health Home Program & Resident Access to Health Home Care Coordinators Current
NH 019-027 11/22/2019 Change of Ownership Process Change for Medicaid Contracted Facilities Current
NH 022-050 09/09/2022 Deadline Approaching to Complete Nursing Assistant Certification Current
NH 020-093 12/02/2020 Proclamation 20-25.8: LTC Visitation Standards & Fitness Facilities Current

Amended 1/4/2021

NH 013-001 01/10/2013 S&C 13-02: Clarification of Guidance Related to Medication Errors & Pharmacy Services Current
NH 017-023 07/26/2017 Reminder of Updates to Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Current
NH 021-078 10/08/2021 Rescinding CR-103E for WAC 388-97-1380, Tuberculosis - Testing Required and WAC 388-97-1580, Tuberculosis - Test Records Current
NH 016-013 06/10/2016 Release of Draft Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) 3.0 User’s Manual Version 1.14 Current
NH 020-028 04/30/2020 QSO 20-28-NH: Five Star Quality Rating System Updates, Staff Counts and Frequently Asked Questions Current
NH 023-011 03/24/2023 Storage and Usage of Resident Supplies and Equipment Regardless of Funding Source Current
NH 021-016 02/18/2021 Travel Advisory/Restrictions and Governor's Proclamation 20-83 Current
NH 014-009 07/17/2014 Antipsychotic Drug Use by Vulnerable Adults with Dementia in NHs Current
NH 018-022 09/18/2018 QSO 17-30 Revised 07.06.2018 Clarifying Requirements to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems Current
NH 022-019 03/16/2022 QSO-22-08-NH Update of Nursing Home Compare Website Criteria Current
NH 017-003 01/26/2017 Electronic Plan of Correction (ePOC) Current
NH 020-060 08/25/2020 Update on NHSN and State Reporting Portal for COVID-19 Data Current

Amended September 2, 2020

NH 024-001 01/16/2024 Precautions for Residents and Staff for Extreme Cold Weather Conditions Current
NH 021-049 06/25/2021 LTC Facilities to Follow Safe Start Plans Beyond June 30, 2021 Current
NH 015-017 05/18/2015 Updated Pre-Admission Screening & Resident Review (PASRR) Form Current
NH 019-028 11/27/2019 QSO-20-03-NH Phase 3 Interpretive Guidance, Arbitration Agreement Requirements and Announcement of New Resources Current
NH 022-051 09/13/2022 Up to Date Definition - Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Current