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Chapter 388-71 WAC

Last Update: 6/12/14

HOME AND COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

WAC Sections

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
What are the statutory references for WAC 388-71-0100 through 388-71-01280?
What definitions apply to adult protective services?
PART A—PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
What is the purpose of an adult protective services investigation?
When is an investigation conducted?
What state-only funded services may be offered to a vulnerable adult victim of abandonment, abuse, financial exploitation, neglect or self-neglect?
PART B—NOTIFICATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL OF A SUBSTANTIATED FINDING
When does APS notify the alleged perpetrator of the results of an APS investigation?
How may APS give the alleged perpetrator notice of the substantiated initial finding?
When is notice to the alleged perpetrator complete?
What proves that APS provided notice of the substantiated initial finding to the alleged perpetrator?
What information must not be in the APS finding notice to the alleged perpetrator?
Will APS notify anyone other than the alleged perpetrator of the finding of abandonment, abuse, financial exploitation or neglect?
Can an alleged perpetrator challenge an APS finding of abandonment, abuse, financial exploitation or neglect?
How does an alleged perpetrator request an administrative hearing to challenge an APS finding of abandonment, abuse, financial exploitation or neglect?
What laws and rules will control the administrative hearings held regarding substantiated APS findings?
How is confidential information protected in the appeal process?
How does the administrative law judge make a decision regarding the substantiated APS finding?
How is the alleged perpetrator notified of the administrative law judge's decision?
What if the alleged perpetrator or the department disagrees with the decision?
What happens if the administrative law judge rules against the department?
When does the APS substantiated initial finding become a final finding?
Does the department disclose information about final findings of abuse, abandonment, neglect and financial exploitation?
INDIVIDUAL PROVIDER AND HOME CARE AGENCY PROVIDER QUALIFICATIONS
What is the purpose of this chapter?
How does a client hire an individual provider?
How does a person become an individual provider?
What is included in Washington state's name and date of birth background check and the Washington state and national fingerprint-based background check?
Is a background check required of a long-term care worker employed by a home care agency licensed by the department of health?
Can an individual provider or licensed home care agency long-term care worker work pending the outcome of the national fingerprint-based background check?
What are the responsibilities of an individual provider when providing services to a client?
What are the responsibilities of home care agency when providing care to a client?
What are the responsibilities of a home care agency when the home care agency long-term care worker is a family member of the client and the client is receiving in-home medicaid-funded personal care or DDD respite services?
What are the training requirements for an individual provider or a home care agency long-term care worker?
What are the training/certification requirements for individual providers and home care agency long-term care workers?
When will the department, AAA, or department designee deny payment for services of an individual provider or home care agency long-term care worker?
When may the department, AAA, or department designee deny payment for the services of an individual provider?
When may the department, AAA, or department designee deny payment to a home care agency for the services of a long-term care worker that it employs?
When may the department, AAA, or department designee reject your choice of an individual provider?
When may the department, AAA, or department designee terminate an individual provider's contract?
When may the department summarily suspend an individual provider's contract?
When can the department, AAA, or managed care entity otherwise terminate an individual provider's contract?
What are the client's rights if the department denies, terminates, or summarily suspends an individual provider's contract?
When does an individual provider have the right to an administrative hearing and how can a hearing be requested?
When does a medicaid contracted home care agency have the right to an administrative hearing and how can a hearing be requested?
Self-directed care—Who must direct self-directed care?
SAFETY TRAINING
What content must be included in safety training?
When does a safety training attestation process need to be completed?
REFERRAL REGISTRY
What is the purpose of WAC 388-71-06020 through 388-71-06165?
What definitions apply to WAC 388-71-06020 through 388-71-06165?
What is the purpose of the referral registry?
Who is eligible to request a list of providers from the referral registry?
Who hires an IP or prospective IP?
What requirements must an applicant satisfy to be placed on the referral registry as a provider?
What requirements does an IP or prospective IP have to meet in order to continue to be listed on the referral registry?
When will an IP or prospective IP be removed from the referral registry?
Can the removal of an IP or prospective IP from the referral registry be contested?
ADULT DAY SERVICES
Purposes and definitions.
Adult day care—Services.
Adult day health—Services.
Adult day care—Eligibility.
Adult day health—Eligibility.
Adult day health—Skilled nursing.
Adult day health—Rehabilitative therapy.
Adult day care—Assessment and service plan.
Adult day care—Negotiated care plan.
Adult day health—Assessment and service plan.
Adult day health—Negotiated care plan.
Adult day services—Contracting and rates.
Adult day health transportation.
Coordination of services.
Senior Citizens Services Act/Respite care.
Hearing rights.
Limiting expenditures.
Adult day centers—Administrative policies and procedures.
Adult day centers—Operating policies and procedures.
Adult day centers—Fiscal operations.
Adult day centers—Client policies and procedures.
Adult day center—Client records.
Adult day center—Documentation.
Adult day centers—Record retention.
Adult day centers—Personnel policies and procedures.
Adult day center—Staffing requirements.
Staffing ratios.
Adult day care—Staffing requirements.
Adult day health—Staffing requirements.
Adult day centers—Employee records.
Adult day centers—Education and training.
Adult day centers—Medication.
Adult day centers—Facility.
Adult day centers—Physical environment requirements.
Adult day center—Food and nutrition services.
Adult day centers—Emergency procedures.
Adult day centers—Quality assurance and improvement.
Effective date.
What definitions apply to the long-term care worker training requirements?
What long-term care workers are exempt from the seventy hour, thirty hour or twelve hour basic training requirement?
ORIENTATION AND SAFETY TRAINING
What is orientation?
What content must be included in orientation?
What is safety training?
What content must be included in safety training?
Who must complete orientation and safety training and by when?
BASIC TRAINING
What is the seventy hour basic training?
Who must complete the seventy hour basic training and by when?
Who must take the thirty hour training instead of the seventy hour basic training and when must it be completed?
What is the thirty hour training?
What are the training and certification requirements for an individual provider who is initially hired to provide care for one person, if the authorized monthly hours fluctuate or individual provider begins working for more than one department client?
What are the training requirements for parent providers who are individual providers for their adult children through DDD?
What is the twelve hour parent provider training?
What topics must be taught in the core competencies of basic training?
What are the competencies and learning objectives for the core competencies of basic training?
What topics may be taught in the population specific competencies of basic training?
What are the population specific competencies?
What other methods of training may count towards the seventy hour basic training requirement?
ON-THE-JOB TRAINING
What is on-the-job training?
NURSE DELEGATION CORE AND SPECIALIZED DIABETES TRAINING
What is nurse delegation core training?
What is specialized diabetes nurse delegation training?
Who is required to complete the nurse delegation core training, and when?
Who is required to complete the specialized diabetes nurse delegation training, and when?
Can nurse delegation core and specialized diabetes training occur in the same year as basic training?
Is competency testing required for the nurse delegation core training and specialized diabetes training?
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
What documentation is required for completion of each training?
What documentation is required for a long-term care worker to apply for the home care aide certification or recertification?
HOME CARE AIDE CERTIFICATION
Who is required to obtain certification as a home care aide, and when?
Can a home care agency or client employ a long-term care worker who has not completed the training and/or certification requirements?
CONTINUING EDUCATION
What is continuing education?
How many hours of continuing education are required each year?
When must a long-term care worker or certified home care aide complete continuing education?
What long-term care workers are exempt from the continuing education requirement?
What kinds of training topics may be covered in continuing education?
CURRICULUM APPROVAL
What trainings must be taught with a curriculum approved by DSHS?
What must be submitted to DSHS for curriculum approval?
What is the curriculum approval process for orientation, safety, seventy hour basic training (core and population specific training), the thirty hour basic training, the twelve hour parent provider training, and continuing education?
INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS, APPROVAL, AND RESPONSIBILITIES
What are a training entity's responsibilities?
Must training entities and their instructors be approved by DSHS?
Can DSHS deny or terminate a contract with an instructor or training entity?
What are the minimum qualifications for an instructor of the seventy hour basic training (core and population specific training), thirty hour training, twelve hour DDD parent provider training, on-the-job training, nurse delegation core training, and nurse delegation specialized diabetes training?
What are the minimum qualifications for an instructor of orientation, safety, and continuing education?
What must be included in a class on adult education?
What is a guest speaker, and what are the minimum qualifications to be a guest speaker?
What are the requirements for the training partnership to conduct training?
Must the department verify that training entities and their community instructors meet the minimum instructor qualifications?
PHYSICAL RESOURCES AND STANDARD PRACTICES FOR TRAINING
What physical resources are required for classroom training and testing?
What standard training practices must be maintained for classroom training and testing?
COMPETENCY TESTING FOR NURSE DELEGATION CORE AND SPECIALIZED DIABETES TRAINING
What components must competency testing include?
What experience or training must individuals have to be able to perform competency testing?
How must competency test administration be standardized?
What form of identification must long-term care workers show before taking a competency test?
How many times may a competency test be taken?