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(1) The facility must develop and implement detailed written plans and procedures to meet all potential emergencies and disasters such as fire, severe weather, and a missing client.

(2) The facility must communicate, periodically review, make the plan available and provide training to the staff.

(3) The facility must hold evacuation drills at least quarterly for each shift of personnel and under varied conditions to:

(a) ensure that all personnel on all shifts are trained to perform assigned tasks;

(b) ensure that all personnel on all shifts are familiar with the use of the facility's fire protection features; and

(c) evaluate the effectiveness of emergency and disaster plans and procedures.

(4) The facility must:

(a) actually evacuate the clients during at least one drill each year on each shift;

(b) make special provisions for the evacuation of a client with a physical disability;

(c) file a report and evaluation on each evacuation drill;

(d) investigate all problems with evacuation drills, including accidents, and take corrective action; and

(e) during fire drills, a client may be evacuated to a safe area in the facility certified under the health care occupancies chapter of the LSC .

History: Sec. 50-5-103 and 50-5-238, MCA; IMP, Sec. 53-5-103, 50-5-201 and 50-5-238, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 1322, Eff. 7/1/03.

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