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WAC 246-335-065: Personnel, contractor, and volunteer policies

Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 246 > Chapter 246-335 > Section 246-335-065



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WAC 246-335-065

Personnel, contractor, and volunteer policies.

The applicant or licensee must establish and implement policies and procedures regarding the following:
(1) Employment criteria consistent with chapter 49.60 RCW, Discrimination—Human rights commission;
(2) Job descriptions commensurate with responsibilities and consistent with health care professional credentialing and scope of practice as defined in relevant practice acts and rules adopted thereunder;
(3) References for personnel, contractors and volunteers;
(4) Credentials of health care professionals that are current and in good standing;
(5) In-person contact with personnel, contractors and volunteers prior to service provision;
(6) Orientation to current agency policies and procedures and verification of skills or training specific to the care needs of patients or clients;
(7) Ongoing training pertinent to patient or client care needs;
(8) Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation training consistent with agency policies and procedures for direct care personnel and contractors in home health and hospice agencies, and hospice care centers;
(9) Infection control practices including communicable disease testing, immunization, and vaccination according to current local health authorities and availability of equipment necessary to implement plans of care and infection control policies and procedures;
(10) Annual performance evaluations of all personnel and volunteers providing direct patient or client care, including on-site observation of care and skills specific to the care needs of patients or clients;
(11) Annual evaluations of services provided by contractors providing direct patient or client care; and
(12) Washington state patrol criminal background inquiries and disclosure statements under RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.845 for the administrator, director of clinical services or supervisor of direct care services per WAC 246-335-025 (1)(c), 246-335-030(3), and 246-335-035 and personnel, contractors, volunteers, students, and any other individual associated with the licensee having direct contact with children under sixteen years of age, people with developmental disabilities or vulnerable adults.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-065, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.]