DHS 105.17(1w)(f)3.c. c. The client no longer needs personal care service as determined by the attending physician.
DHS 105.17(1w)(f)3.d. d. The client is abusing or misusing the personal care benefit as determined by the department or county agency under s. DHS 104.02 (5).
DHS 105.17(1w)(f)4. 4. A copy of the written notice of discharge shall be placed in the client's medical record.
DHS 105.17(1w)(f)5. 5. The personal care provider shall include all of the following in the written notice of discharge required under this paragraph:
DHS 105.17(1w)(f)5.a. a. The reason the provider is discharging the client.
DHS 105.17(1w)(f)5.b. b. The assistance the personal care provider is able to provide in arranging for continuity of all necessary personal care services.
DHS 105.17(1w)(f)5.c. c. A notice of the client's right to file a complaint with the department if the client believes the discharge does not comply with any of the provisions of this section and the department's toll-free complaint telephone number and the address and telephone number of the department's division of quality assurance.
DHS 105.17 Note Note: A complaint may be filed by writing the Bureau of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance, P.O. Box 2969, Madison, Wisconsin 53701-2969 or by calling the department's toll-free complaint line at 1-800-642-6552 or by filing a complaint at http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/bqaconsumer/HealthCareComplaints.htm.
DHS 105.17(1w)(f)6. 6. No written notification is necessary for discharge for any of the following reasons:
DHS 105.17(1w)(f)6.a. a. The client dies.
DHS 105.17(1w)(f)6.b. b. The client changes place of residence to a location in an area not served by the provider.
DHS 105.17(1w)(f)6.c. c. The client or the client's legal representative notifies the provider in writing to terminate services.
DHS 105.17(1w)(f)7. 7. The personal care provider shall complete a written discharge summary within 30 calendar days following discharge of a client or voluntary termination of services by the client or the client's legal representative. The discharge summary shall include a description of the care provided and the reason for discharge. The personal care provider shall place a copy of the discharge summary in the former client's medical record. Upon request, the personal care provider shall provide a copy of the discharge summary to the former client, the client's legal representative, the attending physician, or advanced practice nurse prescriber.
DHS 105.17 Note Note: A complaint may be filed by writing the Bureau of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance, P.O. Box 2969, Madison, Wisconsin 53701-2969 or by calling the department's toll-free complaint line at 1-800-642-6552 or by filing a complaint at http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/bqaconsumer/HealthCareComplaints.htm.
DHS 105.17(1w)(h) (h) Client grievances and complaints. Provide and document a grievance mechanism to resolve clients' complaints about personal care services, including a personal care provider's decision not to hire a client's choice of a personal care worker. The procedure shall set forth a procedure for clients to register complaints with the department.
DHS 105.17(2) (2) Qualifications and duties of the registered nurse supervisor.
DHS 105.17(2)(a)(a) Qualifications. A personal care provider shall employ or contract with an RN supervisor who shall have all of the following qualifications:
DHS 105.17(2)(a)1. 1. Current licensure as a registered nurse under s. 441.06, Stats.
DHS 105.17(2)(a)2. 2. Training and experience in the provision of personal care services or in a related program.
DHS 105.17(2)(a)3. 3. At least one year of supervisory or administrative experience in personal care services or in a related program.
DHS 105.17(2)(b) (b) Duties. The RN supervisor shall perform all of the following duties:
DHS 105.17(2)(b)1. 1. Evaluate the need for service and make referrals to other services as appropriate.
DHS 105.17(2)(b)2. 2. Secure written orders from the client's physician. These orders are to be renewed once every 3 months unless the physician specifies that orders covering a period of time up to one year are appropriate, or when the client's needs change, whichever occurs first. Physician orders for personal care services are not required for clients who are not Medicaid recipients unless the personal care service is a delegated medical act as defined in s. N 6.02 (4). This provision does not mitigate the RN supervisor's responsibility to follow the standards contained in ch. N 6.
DHS 105.17 Note Note: N 6.02 (4) was repealed. The department of health services continues to define a “delegated medical act” to mean an act delegated to an R.N. or L.P.N. by a physician, podiatrist, dentist or optometrist.
DHS 105.17(2)(b)3. 3. Develop a plan of care for the client, giving full consideration to the client's preferences for service arrangements and choice of personal care workers, interpret the plan to the personal care worker, include a copy of the plan in the client's health record, and review the plan at least every 60 days and update it as necessary.
DHS 105.17(2)(b)3m. 3m. Promptly notify a client's physician or other appropriate medical personnel and legal representative, if any, of any significant changes observed or reported in the client's condition.
DHS 105.17(2)(b)4. 4. Develop appropriate time and service reporting mechanisms for personal care workers and instruct the workers on their use.
DHS 105.17(2)(b)5. 5. Give the personal care worker written instructions about the services to be performed and arrange for an appropriate person to demonstrate to the personal care worker how to perform the services.
DHS 105.17(2)(b)6. 6. Evaluate the competency of the personal care worker to perform the services.
DHS 105.17(3) (3) Qualifications and duties of personal care workers.
DHS 105.17(3)(a)(a) Qualifications. Personal care workers shall have the following qualifications:
DHS 105.17(3)(a)1. 1. Be trained under s. DHS 105.17 (1n) (a) 2. and (b) in the provision of personal care services, and in each skill that the personal care worker is assigned.
DHS 105.17(3)(a)2. 2. Provide documentation of required training to the personal care provider for the provider's records;
DHS 105.17(3)(a)3. 3. Be a person who is not a legally responsible relative of the client under s. 49.90 (1), Stats.
DHS 105.17(3)(b) (b) Duties. Personal care workers shall do all of the following:
DHS 105.17(3)(b)1. 1. Perform tasks assigned by the RN supervisor.
DHS 105.17(3)(b)2. 2. Report in writing to the RN supervisor on each assignment.
DHS 105.17(3)(b)3. 3. Promptly report any significant changes observed or reported in the client's condition to the RN supervisor.
DHS 105.17(3)(b)4. 4. Confer as required with the RN supervisor regarding the client's progress.
DHS 105.17(3)(b)5. 5. Upon coming in contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials including those that are air-borne, non-intact skin, or mucus membranes in caring for clients, practice infection control measures as recommended by the U.S. centers for disease control and prevention.
DHS 105.17(4) (4) Inspections and investigations.
DHS 105.17(4)(a)1.1. The department's division of quality assurance may make any inspections and investigations, including complaint investigations, it considers necessary and may review clinical and administrative records, policies and other documents required under this section or s. DHS 107.112.
DHS 105.17(4)(a)2. 2. Any interference with or refusal to allow or cooperate with any inspection or investigation under this subsection may be grounds for termination of MA certification.
DHS 105.17(4)(b) (b) The department may contact clients of personal care providers as part of an inspection or investigation. The provider shall provide the department a list of names, addresses and other identifying information of current and past clients as may be requested. The department may select the names of the clients to be contacted and may contact these clients upon the client's approval.
DHS 105.17(4)(c) (c) Upon determining that a personal care provider is not compliant with one or more certification requirements under this section or s. DHS 107.112, the department shall promptly notify the provider of the specific rule violated, state the facts that constitute the deficiency and specify the date by which the provider is required to correct the deficiency.
DHS 105.17(5) (5) MA application requirements; freestanding personal care agencies.
DHS 105.17(5)(a)(a) Definitions. In the section, “branch office" means a location or site from which a personal care agency provides services within a portion of the total geographic area served by the personal care agency. “Parent agency" means a personal care agency with one or more branch offices.
DHS 105.17(5)(ag) (ag) Application for MA certification. For MA certification, a freestanding personal care agency shall submit an application on forms provided by the department, and provide all information requested on the forms. The application shall be fully completed and submitted with the applicable nonrefundable fee in an amount established by the department.
DHS 105.17(5)(ar) (ar) Multiple locations. A branch office shall separately apply and be separately certified if the department determines that the branch office, because of the volume of services provided or the distance between the branch office and the parent agency, cannot adequately share supervision and administration of services with the parent agency. Each office the department finds to be necessary shall submit a separate application under this subsection and shall independently satisfy all requirements for certification set forth in this section, except that the requirements under s. DHS 105.17 (1e) (b), (1g) (a) and (b), (1n), and (1w) (h) may be satisfied by policies and practices that are adopted by the entity that owns or controls the agency, and that are applicable to all required offices of the agency. If a branch agency is not separately approved from a parent agency, the parent agency shall be deemed to be in violation of this chapter or s. DHS 107.112 if the branch is in violation.
DHS 105.17 Note Note: To obtain a copy of the application forms, send your request to the Division of Quality Assurance, P.O. Box 2969, Madison, Wisconsin 53701-2969. The street address is 1 W. Wilson Street in Madison. The e-mail address is : Dhswebmaildqa@wisconsin.gov. The completed application forms should be sent to the same office.
DHS 105.17 Note Note: Fees are permitted under s. 49.45 (42) (c), Stats., and set and periodically revised by the Department's Division of Quality Assurance. Fees may vary based on a number of factors including revenues from operations.
DHS 105.17(5)(b) (b) Issuance of certification. Following receipt of a complete application for MA certification or for a change in certification when there has been a change in the ownership of a freestanding personal care agency, the department shall review the application and investigate the applicant and principals to determine the applicant's ability to comply with this section and s. DHS 107.112. Except as provided in par. (c), within 90 days after receiving a complete application, the department shall either approve the application and issue the certification or deny the application. Except as provided in par. (c), a certification issued under this section is valid indefinitely unless sooner terminated or suspended under s. DHS 106.05, 106.06 or 106.065.
DHS 105.17(5)(c) (c) Provisional certification.
DHS 105.17(5)(c)1.1. The department may, within the 90-day period in par. (b), issue a provisional certification for a term of up to one year under any of the following circumstances:
DHS 105.17(5)(c)1.a. a. The department has not completed its investigation of the applicant within 90 days after receiving a completed application.
DHS 105.17(5)(c)1.b. b. The applicant attests that at the time of or within 6 months prior to the application, the applicant had been under contract with a Medicaid certified personal care provider that is a county agency, independent living center, federally-recognized American Indian tribe or band in Wisconsin or home health agency to provide Medicaid personal care services, and that the applicant is in compliance with this section and s. DHS 107.112.
DHS 105.17(5)(c)2. 2. Within 90 days before its provisional certification expires, a provisionally certified personal care provider shall submit a written request to the department for an on-site survey. The provider shall show that the provider has served at least 5 clients requiring personal care services during the period of provisional certification. At the time of the on-site survey the provider shall be providing personal care services to at least 2 clients.
DHS 105.17(5)(d) (d) Annual reporting and fee.
DHS 105.17(5)(d)1.1. Every 12 months, on a schedule determined by the department, a certified freestanding personal care agency shall submit an annual report to the department in the form and containing the information that the department requires. The freestanding personal care agency shall submit with the report a fee in an amount determined by the department. If a complete annual report and fee are not timely submitted to the department, the department shall issue a warning to the freestanding personal care agency.
DHS 105.17(5)(d)2. 2. The department may terminate certification of a freestanding personal care agency that does not submit a completed report and fee to the department within 60 days after the date established by the department in subd. 1.
DHS 105.17 Note Note: Fees are permitted under s. 49.45 (42) (c), Stats., and set and periodically revised by the Department's Division of Quality Assurance. Fees may vary based on a number of factors including revenues from operations.
DHS 105.17 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1988, No. 388, eff. 7-1-88; emerg. am. (1) (intro.), eff. 7-1-88; am. (1) (intro.), Register, December, 1988, No. 396, eff. 1-1-89; am. (3) (a) 1., Register, February, 1993, No. 446, eff. 3-1-93; correction in (1) (intro.) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, December, 1999, No. 528; correction in (1) (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2008 No. 636; CR 08-108: am. (1) (intro.) Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09; CR 09-107: renum. (1) to be (1c), (1e), (1g), (1n), (1r) and (1w) and am., renum. (4) (intro.) to be (4) (a) 1. and am., renum. (4) (a) to (f), (h) and (i) to be (1g) (c) 1. to 8. and am., r. (1) (L), (3) (a) 4. and (4) (g), cr. (1), (1e) (intro.), (e), (1f), (1g) (intro.), (1n) (a) 2., 3., (1r) (title), (a) to (c), (1w) (intro.) to (c), (f), (2) (b) 3m., (3) (b) 5., (4) (a) 2., (b), (c) and (5), am. (2) (a) (intro.) to 2., (b), (3) (a) 1., 3., (b), and (4) (title), r. and recr. (2) (a) 3. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; correction in (1) (b) 3. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register July 2011 No. 667.
DHS 105.19 DHS 105.19Nurses in independent practice.
DHS 105.19(1)(1)Qualifications..
DHS 105.19(1)(a)(a) For MA certification to perform skilled nursing services as a nurse in independent practice providing home health services under s. DHS 107.11 (6) or private duty nursing services under s. DHS 107.12, the nurse shall be:
DHS 105.19(1)(a)1. 1. Licensed as a registered nurse pursuant to s. 441.06, Stats.;
DHS 105.19(1)(a)2. 2. Licensed as a practical nurse pursuant to s. 441.10, Stats.; or
DHS 105.19(1)(a)3. 3. A registered nurse providing supervision of a licensed practical nurse certified under this section.
DHS 105.19(1)(b) (b) For MA certification to perform respiratory care services as a provider in independent practice, the provider shall be certified pursuant to ch. Med 20 and shall be a nurse described in par. (a) or a respiratory therapist. Any person providing or supervising respiratory care who is not credentialed by the national board on respiratory care shall know how to perform the services under s. DHS 107.113 (1) and shall have the skills necessary to perform those services. Skills required to perform services listed in s. DHS 107.113 (1) (e) to (f) are required on a case-by-case basis, as appropriate. In no case may a person provide respiratory care before that person has demonstrated competence in all areas under s. DHS 107.113 (1) (a) to (d). A registered nurse who fulfills these requirements shall coordinate the recipient's care.
DHS 105.19(2) (2) Plan of care. Nursing services and respiratory care shall be provided in accordance with a written plan of care which the physician reviews and signs at least every 62 days or when the recipient's condition changes, whichever occurs first.
DHS 105.19(3) (3) Supervision of a licensed practical nurse. A registered nurse or physician designated by the LPN providing nursing or respiratory care services shall supervise the LPN as often as necessary under the requirements of ss. N 6.03 and 6.04 (2) and shall document the results of supervisory activities. An LPN may provide nursing or respiratory care services delegated by an RN as delegated nursing acts under ss. N 6.03 and 6.04 and guidelines established by the board of nursing.
DHS 105.19(4) (4) Duties of the nurse.
DHS 105.19(4)(a)(a) The following nursing services may be performed only by a registered nurse:
DHS 105.19(4)(a)1. 1. Making the initial evaluation visit;
DHS 105.19(4)(a)2. 2. Initiating the physician's plan of care and necessary revisions;
DHS 105.19(4)(a)3. 3. Providing those services that require care of a registered nurse as defined in ch. N 6;
DHS 105.19(4)(a)4. 4. Initiating appropriate preventive and rehabilitative procedures;
DHS 105.19(4)(a)5. 5. Accepting only those delegated medical acts which the RN is competent to perform based on his or her nursing education, training or experience; and
DHS 105.19(4)(a)6. 6. Regularly reevaluating the patient's needs.
DHS 105.19(4)(b) (b) Nursing services not requiring a registered nurse may be provided by a licensed practical nurse under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensed practical nurse duties include:
DHS 105.19(4)(b)1. 1. Performing nursing care delegated by an RN under s. N 6.03;
DHS 105.19(4)(b)2. 2. Assisting the patient in learning appropriate self-care techniques; and
DHS 105.19(4)(b)3. 3. Meeting the nursing needs of the recipient according to the written plan of care.
DHS 105.19(4)(c) (c) Both RNs and LPNs shall:
DHS 105.19(4)(c)1. 1. Arrange for or provide health care counseling within the scope of nursing practice to the recipient and recipient's family in meeting needs related to the recipient's condition;
DHS 105.19(4)(c)2. 2. Provide coordination of care for the recipient, including ensuring that provision is made for all required hours of care for the recipient;
DHS 105.19(4)(c)3. 3. Accept only those delegated medical acts for which there are written or verbal orders and for which the nurse has appropriate training or experience;
DHS 105.19(4)(c)4. 4. Prepare written clinical notes that document the care provided within 24 hours of providing service and incorporate them into the recipient's clinical record within 7 days; and
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