Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Waivered Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 120]
Action Omnibus Waiver Regulatory Changes
Comment Period Ended on 7/9/2008
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7/8/08  6:27 pm
Commenter: Keith Kessler - Disabled Action Committee

Nurses to replace Service Facilitators?

Health and Safety
Adding a new section on individual's rights and responsibilities. Improve language about the right of choice. Add a new term that deals with background checks. Clarify the role of the service facilitator. For facilitators , examine the word "preferred" as it relates to facilitator qualifications and move to a requirement that the individual be a nurse or have a degree and requiring related experience.

Whoaaaaa..... Somebody tell me I read the above wrong. Does this mean that DMAS wants nurses only to be SF's???????? What new term is to be added to the background check????? We have a nursing shortage now how could anyone expect SF's to have a degree in nursing? Unless they allow folks to work under them doing facilitator work with their related experience this would short out all SFs wouldn't it? I don't like the sound of this as our SF's are in great demand now........ Have I misread this????????????

Keith Kessler - DAC

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