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6 Pa. Code § 15.156. Restrictions on employees.

§ 15.156. Restrictions on employees.

 (a)  Upon notification that an employee is alleged to have committed abuse, the facility shall immediately develop and implement an individual plan of supervision or, when appropriate, suspension of the employee. The facility shall submit to the agency and the Commonwealth agency with regulatory authority over the facility a copy of the employee’s individual plan of supervision for approval within the agencies’ accepted time frames.

 (b)  Following approval of an individual plan of supervision by the agency and Commonwealth agency, the facility shall follow the plan. Changes to the plan must be approved by the agency and the Commonwealth agency with regulatory authority over the facility prior to their implementation.

 (c)  The individual plan of supervision established by a home health care agency shall, in addition to the requirements of this section, include periodic, random direct observation and evaluation of the employee and care recipient by an individual continuously employed by the home health care agency for at least 1 year. For a home health agency in business for less than 1 year, supervision shall include random, direct observation and evaluation by an employee with prior employment experience of at least 1 year with one or more other home health care agencies.

 (d)  Upon being notified by law enforcement officials of a decision to file criminal charges against an employee, as a result of a report made in compliance with §  15.152 (relating to additional reporting requirements), the facility shall inform the Commonwealth agency that licenses the facility. The Commonwealth licensing agency shall order the facility to immediately deny the employee access to recipients at the facility. If the employee is a director, operator, administrator or supervisor, the employee shall be subject to restrictions by the Commonwealth licensing agency to assure the safety of recipients at the facility.


   The provisions of this §  15.156 adopted May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2412.

Cross References

   This section cited in 6 Pa. Code §  15.21 (relating to general reporting provisions); and 6 Pa. Code §  15.158 (relating to penalties).

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