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PDFWAC 388-829C-410

What must a companion home provider do in an emergency?

(1) The companion home provider must develop an emergency response plan and practice it with the client.
(2) In a medical emergency, the companion home provider must:
(a) Immediately call 911 in a life threatening emergency;
(b) Provide first aid or CPR if necessary, unless limited by physician orders for life-sustaining treatment (POLST) or an advance directive;
(c) Follow the emergency response plan then notify:
(i) The client's legal representative if the client has one; and
(ii) The client's case manager.
(3) Following an emergency, the companion home provider must submit a written incident report to the client's case manager.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.10.020 and 71A.12.040. WSR 18-22-106, § 388-829C-410, 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-410, filed 7/31/07, effective 9/1/07.]
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