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PDFWAC 388-71-0500

What is the purpose of this chapter?

The purpose of this chapter is to describe the:
(1) Qualifications of an individual provider, as defined in WAC 388-106-0010;
(2) Qualifications of a long-term care worker employed by a home care agency, as defined in WAC 388-106-0010 and chapter 246-335 WAC;
(3) Conditions under which the department or the area agency on aging (AAA) will pay for the services of an individual provider or a home care agency long-term care worker;
(4) Training requirements for an individual provider and home care agency long-term care worker;
(5) Client's options for obtaining a long-term care worker. A client, as described in WAC 388-71-0836, eligible to receive long-term care services, or his/her legal representative acting on the client's behalf, may choose to receive personal care services in the client's home from an individual provider or a long-term care worker from a home care agency. If the client chooses to receive services from a home care agency, the agency will assign a long-term care worker employed by the agency to provide services to the client. Individual providers and home care agency long-term care workers are "long-term care workers" as defined in RCW 74.39A.009 and are subject to background checks under RCW 74.39A.056 and 43.20A.710; and
(6) Contracting requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.056. WSR 14-14-025, § 388-71-0500, filed 6/24/14, effective 7/25/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, § 388-71-0500, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13; WSR 05-11-082, § 388-71-0500, filed 5/17/05, effective 6/17/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, and 74.39A.090. WSR 02-21-098, § 388-71-0500, filed 10/21/02, effective 11/21/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.39A RCW and 2000 c 121. WSR 02-10-117, § 388-71-0500, filed 4/30/02, effective 5/31/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.20A.050, 43.43.842, 74.39A.090, 43.20A.710, 74.39.050, 43.43.830, 74.39.095. WSR 01-11-019, § 388-71-0500, filed 5/4/01, effective 6/4/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.20A.050, 43.43.842, 74.39A.090, 43.20A.710, 74.39.050, 43.43.830. WSR 00-03-043, § 388-71-0500, filed 1/13/00, effective 2/13/00.]
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