Assisted Living Quality Measures Project

During the 2018 Legislative session, Engrossed House Bill 2750 passed. This bill adds Section 3 to chapter 18.20 RCW, which relates to quality in Washington State’s assisted living facilities (ALFs). This new section requires that the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) facilitate a work group process to recommend quality metrics for ALFs. The work group will:

  • Submit recommendations for a quality metric system,
  • Propose a process for monitoring and tracking performance, and
  • Recommend a process to inform consumers.

Activities the work group will complete include:

  • Submission of an initial report to the Legislature by September 1, 2019.
  • Submission of a final report to the Legislature by September 1, 2020 to include recommendations from the work group.

The first meeting for the work group was held on October 12, 2018.  The workgroup is currently scheduled to meet monthly.  Meeting minutes will be posted here.

To request or submit information related to this project, email ALFQualityMeasuresProject@dshs.wa.gov or contact Cathy McAvoy, Project Manager, at Cathy.McAvoy@dshs.wa.gov