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Are there limitations to the nurse delegation services that you receive?

The following limitations apply to receipt of nurse delegation services:
(1) Clinical and support needs for nurse delegation are limited to those identified in your DDA assessment and documented in the person-centered service plan.
(2) The department requires the delegating nurse's written recommendation regarding your need for the service. This recommendation must take into account that the nurse has recently examined you, reviewed your medical records, and conducted a nursing assessment.
(3) The department may require a written second opinion from a department selected nurse delegator that meets the same criteria in subsection (2) of this section.
(4) The following tasks must not be delegated:
(a) Injections, other than insulin;
(b) Central lines;
(c) Sterile procedures; and
(d) Tasks that require nursing judgment.
(5) The dollar amounts for aggregate services in your basic plus waiver or the dollar amounts for your annual allocation in your IFS waiver limit the amount of nurse delegation service you are authorized to receive.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.12.120. WSR 21-19-108, § 388-845-1180, filed 9/20/21, effective 10/21/21. Statutory Authority: 2014 c 139, 2014 c 166, 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4, RCW 71A.12.030, and 71A.12.120. WSR 16-17-009, § 388-845-1180, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 2009 c 194, and 2008 c 329 § 205 (1)(i), and Title 71A RCW. WSR 10-22-088, § 388-845-1180, filed 11/1/10, effective 12/2/10.]
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