Purpose: The agency is now providing worker's compensation coverage, which necessitates safety training to minimize risk of provider injury and/or illness.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: New sections WAC 257-05-020, 257-05-040, 257-05-060, 257-05-080, 257-05-100, 257-05-120, 257-05-130, 257-05-132, 257-05-134, 257-05-140, 257-05-160, 257-05-180, 257-05-200, 257-05-220, and 257-05-240.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.39A.280(3).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-17-138 on August 18, 2004.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: 1. Extending the amount of time an individual provider has to complete the training (WAS fourteen days; now is one hundred twenty days).
2. Using people-first terminology (changing FROM "functionally disabled persons" to "persons who are functionally disabled").
A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Jackie Myers, Operations Manager, Home Care Quality Authority, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-2618, fax (360) 407-0304, e-mail email@example.com.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 15, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 15, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: December 15, 2004.
Mindy L. Schaffner
SAFETY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
"Competency testing" is evaluating a trainee to determine if they can demonstrate the required level of skill, knowledge, and/or behavior with respect to the identified learning outcomes of a particular course.
"Consumer" means a person to whom an individual provider provides any personal care or respite care services under Medicaid personal care, community options program entry system, chore services program, medically needy in-home waiver, respite care program, or, respite care, personal care, chore and attendant care to persons with developmental disabilities under chapter 71A.12 RCW, or to provide respite care to children receiving Medicaid personal care.
"Individual provider" means a person, regardless of relationship, including a personal aide working for a consumer under self-directed care, who has contracted with the department of social and health services to provide personal care or respite care services to persons who are functionally disabled under the Medicaid personal care, community options program entry system, chore services program, medically needy in-home waiver, or respite care program, or to provide respite care, personal care, chore and attendant care to persons with developmental disabilities under chapter 71A.12 RCW, or to provide respite care to children receiving Medicaid personal care.
"HCQA" refers to the home care quality authority.
"DSHS" refers to the department of social and health services.
"AAA" refers to the local area agency on aging office.
(1) Overview of HCQA accident prevention program.
(2) General home care safety.
(3) Back injury protection in the home care environment.
(4) Slips, trips and fall prevention in the home care environment.
(1) The trainee's name;
(2) Title(s) of the specific information taught;
(3) Signature of the person overseeing classroom-based safety training indicating completion of the required information;
(4) The location or method of the safety training; and
(5) The date(s) of the safety training.
(2) Individual providers who are already working for a consumer as of December 1, 2004, have two calendar years to complete safety training.
(3) Individual providers who are not required to complete basic core training, such as revised fundamentals of caregiving, identified in WAC 388-71-0500 through 388-71-05952 may complete safety training via distance learning. Alternate methods to complete safety training will be provided that could include innovative learning strategies such as:
(a) CD, video, DVD, or other electronic method.
(b) Internet-based or other computerized method.
(c) Workbook of printed subject matter.
DSHS will deny payment of an individual provider who is already caring for a consumer as of December 1, 2004, and who does not complete the safety training by December 31, 2006.