74.39A.320  <<  74.39A.325 >>   74.39A.326

In-home personal care or respite servicesElectronic timekeeping.

(1) The department shall not pay a home care agency licensed under chapter 70.127 RCW for in-home personal care or respite services provided under this chapter, Title 71A RCW, or chapter 74.39 RCW if the home care agency does not verify agency employee hours by electronic timekeeping except in circumstances where electronic verification is not possible as verified by the home care agency.
(2) For purposes of this section, "electronic timekeeping" means an electronic, verifiable method of recording an employee's presence with the client at the beginning and end of the employee's client visit shift.

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Conflict with federal requirements2009 c 571: "If any part of this act is found to be in conflict with federal requirements that are a prescribed condition to the allocation of federal funds to the state, the conflicting part of this act is inoperative solely to the extent of the conflict and with respect to the agencies directly affected, and this finding does not affect the operation of the remainder of this act in its application to the agencies concerned. Rules adopted under this act must meet federal requirements that are a necessary condition to the receipt of federal funds by the state." [ 2009 c 571 § 3.]
Effective date2009 c 571: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately [May 19, 2009]." [ 2009 c 571 § 4.]
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