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Waivered Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 120]
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Comment Period Ends 8/22/2018
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8/20/18  12:13 pm
Commenter: Michael DiGeronimo, Arlington County

12VAC30-120-935. Participation standards for specific covered services.

Question- if personal care aides in adult day settings have taken a similar course, which was listed as an approved curriculum prior to this addendum, are they grandfathered or will another 40 hours curriculum be mandated?  Specifically, I am referring to the Adult Day Care Aide Certification that was created by the National Adult Day Health Care Association and approved by DMAS to meet the curriculum.

Section 3. e.:

(3) Personal care aides who shall be responsible for overall care of waiver individuals such as assistance with ADLs, social/recreational activities, and other health and therapeutic-related activities. Each program aide hired by the provider shall be screened to ensure compliance with training and skill mastery qualifications required by DMAS. The aide shall, at a minimum, have the following qualifications

(e) Have satisfactorily completed an educational curriculum as set out in clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) of this subdivision E 1 c 3 (e). Documentation of successful completion shall be maintained in the aide's personnel file and be available for review by DMAS' staff. Prior to assigning a program aide to a waiver individual, the center shall ensure that the aide has either (i) registered with the Board of Nursing as a certified nurse aide; (ii) graduated from an approved educational curriculum as listed by the Board of Nursing; or (iii) completed the provider's educational curriculum, at least 40 hours in duration, as taught by an RN who is licensed in the Commonwealth or who holds a multi-state licensing privilege.


Thank you,

Michael DiGeronimo



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