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Chapter 388-829C WAC

Last Update: 9/24/09

COMPANION HOMES

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PURPOSE
What is the purpose of this chapter?
DEFINITIONS
What definitions apply to this chapter?
COMPANION HOME SERVICES
What are companion home residential services?
Who may receive companion home residential services?
Who is eligible to contract with DDD to provide companion home residential services?
Who may not provide companion home residential services?
Where are companion home residential services provided?
PROVIDER QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Who must have a background check in the companion home?
What minimum skills and abilities must companion home providers demonstrate?
What values must companion home providers focus on when implementing the ISP?
What rights do clients of DDD have?
PROVIDER TRAINING
What training must a person have before becoming a contracted companion home provider?
What training must a companion home provider complete within the first ninety days of serving the client?
What training must a companion home provider complete after the first year of service?
ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTING
Are companion home providers mandatory reporters?
How must companion home providers report abuse and neglect?
HEALTH CARE AND MEDICATIONS
What health care assistance must a companion home provide a client?
How may a companion home provider assist a client with medications?
What is required for a companion home provider to administer medications and provide delegated nursing tasks?
What is required for a companion home provider to perform nursing tasks under the registered nurse delegation program?
When must a companion home provider become delegated to perform nursing tasks?
What records must the companion home provider keep regarding registered nurse delegation?
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT PLAN
What is an individual support plan (ISP)?
RESPITE
Are companion home clients eligible to receive respite?
Where may respite care be provided?
TRANSPORTATION
Are companion home providers responsible to transport a client?
What requirements must be met before a companion home provider transports a client?
MANAGEMENT OF CLIENT FUNDS
May a companion home provider manage a client's funds?
What are the companion home provider's responsibilities when managing client funds?
What happens if a companion home provider mismanages a client's funds?
What documents must companion home providers keep to protect a client's financial interests?
Must clients pay for room and board in the companion home?
SAFETY
What physical and safety requirements exist for companion homes?
How must companion home providers regulate the water temperature at their residence?
PROVIDER RECORDS
What information must companion home providers keep in their records?
What written reports must be submitted to DDD?
What are the requirements for record entries?
Must a companion home provider document a client's refusal to participate in services?
Must companion home providers keep client's property records?
Are clients' records considered confidential?
How long must a companion home provider keep client records?
EMERGENCY PLANNING
What must companion home providers do when emergencies occur?
EVALUATION OF COMPANION HOMES
How must DDD monitor and provide oversight for companion home services?
How often must the companion home be evaluated?
How must the companion home provider participate in the evaluation process?
What occurs during the review and evaluation process?
What happens if the companion home provider is found to be out of compliance?
TERMINATION AND DENIAL OF A COMPANION HOME CONTRACT
When may DDD stop the authorization for payment or terminate a contract for companion home services?
When may DDD deny the client's choice of a companion home provider?
What if the companion home provider no longer wants to provide services to a client?
APPEAL RIGHTS
What are the client's appeal rights if DDD denies, or terminates a companion home services contract?
Does the provider of companion home services have a right to an administrative hearing?