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PDFWAC 388-71-0503

What definitions apply to WAC 388-71-0500 through WAC 388-71-05640?

"Agency provider" means a long-term care worker who works for a home care agency.
"Area agencies on aging (AAA)" means a contracted entity that aging and long-term support administration (ALTSA) grants funds to in order to carry out the functions of the Older Americans Act, general-fund state programs and to provide case management services and supports to individuals 18 and older who receive medicaid-funded LTC in their own homes.
"Applicant" means a person who is in the process of becoming an in-home long-term care worker.
"Background check" means a name and date of birth check, or a fingerprint-based background check, or both.
"Background check result" is defined in WAC 388-113-0010.
"Background check central unit (BCCU)" means the DSHS entity responsible for conducting background checks for the department.
"Character, competence, and suitability determination (CC&S)" is defined in WAC 388-113-0050.
"Client" means an individual receiving medicaid-funded in-home long term services from the department.
"Department" means the department of social and health services or its designees.
"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.
"Fingerprint-based background check" means a search of in-state criminal history records through the Washington state patrol and national criminal history records through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"Home care agency (HCA)" means an entity that is licensed by the department of health to provide home care services through a contract arrangement with the department to clients in places of permanent or temporary residence.
"Home care agency long-term care worker" means a long-term care worker who works for a home care agency.
"Long-term care worker" means direct care workers employed by home care agencies.
"Name and date of birth check" is a search conducted by the background check central unit (BCCU) of Washington state criminal history and negative action records using the applicant's name and date of birth.
"Negative actions" are listed in WAC 388-113-0030.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.39A.250. WSR 22-19-048, § 388-71-0503, filed 9/15/22, effective 10/16/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.43.832, 74.39A.270, 74.39A.056, 74.39A.074. WSR 22-06-088, § 388-71-0503, filed 3/1/22, effective 4/1/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.43.832, 74.39A.270, 74.39A.056, 74.39A.074, 43.20A.710, 74.39A.525, 43.43.842, 74.39A.326, 74.39A.515, 74.39A.505, 18.88B.021, 43.43.837 and 2018 c 278. WSR 21-18-081, § 388-71-0503, filed 8/30/21, effective 10/1/21.]
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