DSHS Provides Guidance on Window Visits in LTC 

DSHS Provides Guidance on Window Visits in LTC 

Dear Provider / Administrator / Superintendent:

On March 16, 2020 the governor issued Proclamation 20-16, which amended Proclamation 20-06 to prohibit owners, administrators, operators, staff, contractors, and volunteers of a facility, including friends or family to visit a resident. The prohibition on visitation does not apply to the following:

 End of life situations, including, but not limited to, families and hospice staff
 Visits by attorneys, administrative law judges, advocates or similar persons who represent a resident
 Vendors or volunteers who supply or work in a facility
 Health care teams such as doctors, behavioral health providers, and home health nurses so that care and service needs of residents are met
 Department of Social and Health Services staff, including staff from the Developmental Disabilities Administration and Aging and Long-Term Support Administration  More




Alyssa Odegaard- Vice President, Public Policy 

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