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PDFWAC 388-106-1303

What responsibilities do I have as a client of the department?

As a client of the department, you have a responsibility to:
(1) Give us enough information to assess your needs;
(2) Let the social services worker into your home so that your needs can be assessed;
(3) Follow your care plan;
(4) Not act in a way that puts anyone in danger;
(5) Provide a safe work place;
(6) Tell your social services worker if there is a change in:
(a) Your medical condition;
(b) The help you get from family or other agencies;
(c) Where you live; or
(d) Your financial situation.
(7) Tell your social services worker if someone else makes medical or financial decision for you;
(8) Choose a qualified provider;
(9) Inform the department and your home care agency if an employee assigned by the home care agency is related to you by blood, marriage, adoption, or registered domestic partnership.
(10) Keep provider background checks private;
(11) Tell your social services worker if you are having problems with your provider; and
(12) Choose your own health care. Tell your social services worker when you do not do what your doctor says.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 2009 c 571, and Washington state 2009-11 budget, section 206(17). WSR 10-06-112, § 388-106-1303, filed 3/3/10, effective 4/3/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.010 and 74.39A.020. WSR 06-05-022, § 388-106-1303, filed 2/6/06, effective 3/9/06.]
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