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PDFWAC 182-551-3050

Private duty nursing for clients age seventeen and youngerDefinitions.

The following definitions and those found in chapter 182-500 WAC apply to this subchapter.
"Nursing care consultant" means a registered nurse employed by the department of social and health services (DSHS) to evaluate clinical eligibility for the medically intensive children's program (MICP) and provide a written assessment summary.
"Private duty nursing" means skilled nursing care and services provided in the home for clients with complex medical needs that cannot be managed within the scope of intermittent home health services.
"Skilled nursing care" means the medical care provided by a licensed nurse or delegate working under the direction of a physician as described in RCW 18.79.260.
"Skilled nursing services" means the management and administration of skilled nursing care requiring the specialized judgment, knowledge, and skills of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse as described in RCW 18.79.040 and 18.79.060.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 18-15-010, § 182-551-3050, filed 7/6/18, effective 9/1/18.]
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