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PDFWAC 388-829C-180

When may a companion home provider administer medication and provide delegated nursing tasks?

(1) A companion home provider may administer medication and perform delegated nursing tasks if the provider is:
(a) A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse; or
(b) Delegated to perform nursing care tasks by a registered nurse.
(2) To provide delegated nursing tasks, the companion home provider must:
(a) Provide the delegated nursing tasks under WAC 246-840-910 through 246-840-970;
(b) Receive client-specific training from the delegating registered nurse under WAC 246-840-930;
(c) Complete training requirements under WAC 246-840-930; and
(d) Be credentialed by the department of health under WAC 246-840-930.
(3) If the companion home provider is performing delegated nursing tasks as a nursing assistant-registered, the provider must complete seventy hours of basic training under chapter 388-829C WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.10.020 and 71A.12.040. WSR 18-22-106, § 388-829C-180, filed 11/6/18, effective 12/7/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.30 [71A.12.030] and Title 71A RCW. WSR 07-16-102, § 388-829C-180, filed 7/31/07, effective 9/1/07.]
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