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PDFWAC 388-106-1046

When may an adult family home (AFH) be paid an all-inclusive daily rate for private duty nursing (PDN) services?

An adult family home (AFH) may be paid for private duty nursing (PDN) services when:
(1) The AFH provider, as defined in WAC 388-76-10000, ensures that personal care and nursing services are available in the home 24 hours per day.
(2) The AFH provider is either:
(a) A registered nurse (RN) licensed in Washington state in good standing under RCW 18.79.030(1); or
(b) Operates an in-home services agency licensed through the Washington state department of health (DOH) to provide home health services under chapter 246-335 WAC; and
(i) Employs a resident manager or entity representative, who is a registered nurse licensed in Washington state in good standing under RCW 18.79.030(1); and
(ii) The PDN program manager has approved a plan submitted by the AFH provider to replace the resident manager or entity representative in the event the resident manager or entity representative is no longer employed by the AFH; and
(iii) Ensures that a sufficient number of capable, qualified, and trained staff are available to provide necessary care and services consistent with each client's negotiated service agreement at all times, including but not limited to routine conditions, emergencies, fires, and disaster situations; and
(iv) May use nurses employed by their own in-home services agency to provide PDN for clients in the AFH.
(3) The RN resident manager or RN entity representative employed by the AFH provider, as required under subsection (2):
(a) Manages the daily operations of the AFH and oversees the care provided to the client; and
(b) Must notify the local fire agency, gas, phone, and electric companies at the time of each PDN client's admission to the AFH.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 18-08-084, ยง 388-106-1046, filed 4/4/18, effective 5/5/18.]
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