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PDFWAC 182-551-3300

Private duty nursing for clients age seventeen and youngerApplication requirements.

Clients requesting private duty nursing through fee-for-service must submit a complete signed medically intensive children's program (MICP) application (DSHS form 15-398). The MICP application must include the following:
(1) DSHS 14-012 consent form;
(2) DSHS 14-151 request for DDA eligibility determination form for clients not already determined DDA eligible;
(3) DSHS 03-387 notice of practices for client medical information;
(4) Appropriate and current medical documentation including medical plan of treatment or plan of care (WAC 246-335-080) with the client's age, medical history, diagnoses, and the parent/guardian contact information including address and phone number;
(5) A list of current treatments or treatment records;
(6) Information about ventilator, bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP), or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) hours per day or frequency of use;
(7) History and physical from current hospital admission, recent discharge summary, or recent primary physician exam;
(8) A recent interim summary, discharge summary, or clinical summary;
(9) Recent nursing charting within the past five to seven days of hospitalization or in-home nursing documentation;
(10) Current nursing care plan that may include copies of current daily nursing notes that describe nursing care activities;
(11) An emergency medical plan that includes strategies to address loss of power and environmental disasters such as methods to maintain life-saving medical equipment supporting the client. The plan may include notification of electric and gas companies and the local fire department;
(12) A psycho-social history/summary with the following information, as available:
(a) Family arrangement and current situation;
(b) Available personal support systems; and
(c) Presence of other stresses within and upon the family.
(13) Statement that the home care plan is safe for the child and is agreed to by the child's parent or legal guardian;
(14) Information about other family supports such as medicaid, school hours, or hours paid by a third-party insurance or trust; and
(15) For a client with third-party insurance or a managed care organization (MCO), a denial letter from the third-party insurance or MCO that states the private duty nursing will not be covered.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 18-15-010, § 182-551-3300, filed 7/6/18, effective 9/1/18.]
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