When may the department terminate an individual respite care, attendant care, or personal care provider's contract?
The department may take action to terminate an individual respite care, attendant care, or personal care provider's contract if the provider's inadequate performance or inability to deliver quality care is jeopardizing the client's health, safety, or well-being. Examples of circumstances indicating jeopardy to the client could include, without limitation:
(1) Evidence of a conviction, pending charges, or negative actions described in WAC 388-825-0640
(2) Using or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs during working hours;
(3) Other behavior directed toward the client or other persons involved in the client's life that places the client at risk of harm;
(4) A report from the client's health care provider that the client's health is negatively affected by inadequate care;
(5) A complaint from the client or client's representative that the client is not receiving adequate care;
(6) The absence of essential interventions identified in the service plan, such as medications or medical supplies; and/or
(7) Failure to respond appropriately to emergencies.
(8) The department, AAA or department designee may also terminate an individual provider's contract for reasons described under WAC 388-71-0551
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030
, 71A.12.120, 43.43.842, 74.39A.056, 43.20A.710. WSR 14-14-029, § 388-825-385, filed 6/24/14, effective 7/25/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.30 [71A.12.030] and Title 71A RCW. WSR 07-23-062, § 388-825-385, filed 11/16/07, effective 12/17/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030
, 71A.12.120. WSR 05-17-135, § 388-825-385, filed 8/19/05, effective 9/19/05.]