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PDFWAC 388-114-0020

What definitions apply to this chapter?

The following definitions apply to chapter 388-114 WAC:
"Approve" means the department, either in advance or after the fact, has reviewed the circumstances, applied the rules in this chapter, and has authorized the individual provider to work more than forty hours in a work week.
"Client specific work week limit" means a temporary increase to the individual provider's permanent work week limit for one of the reasons listed in WAC 388-114-0080.
"Family member" includes, but is not limited to a parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin, grandparent, grandchild, grandniece, grandnephew, or such relatives when related by marriage.
"Household member" means the individual provider lives with the client and has a relationship with the client that existed before the client was assessed and approved for department paid personal care services as defined in WAC 388-106-0010.
 "Overtime" means the number of hours an individual provider works in a work week that is more than forty hours. When required by law, the overtime wage is one and one half times the individual provider's regular wage rate. Paid time off does not accrue as overtime pay.
"Service hours" means the time individual providers are paid by the department to provide personal care, relief care, skills acquisition training, or respite services under medicaid state plan and 1915(c) waiver programs, roads to community living, the veterans directed home services program, and programs solely funded by the state. Service hours do not include hours paid for training, travel, or paid time off.
"Travel time" means the direct one way travel time from one worksite to another in the same workday. Direct one way travel is the amount of time it takes to travel the most direct route between two specific worksites on the same day, as verified by using an online mapping tool.
"Worksite" means the location where an individual provider provides authorized care to a department client or attends required training. An individual provider's residence is not a worksite for the purposes of travel time, whether or not the client lives there. 
"Work week" begins at 12:00 a.m. Sunday morning and ends at 11:59 p.m. the following Saturday night.
"Work week limit" means the total number of service hours an individual provider may provide in a work week. Travel time and required IP training time hours are not included in the work week limit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.270, and 2016 1st sp.s. c 30. WSR 17-08-065, § 388-114-0020, filed 3/31/17, effective 5/1/17.]
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