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28 Pa. Code § 611.51. Hiring or rostering of direct care workers.


§ 611.51. Hiring or rostering of direct care workers.

 (a)  Hiring or rostering prerequisites. Prior to hiring or rostering a direct care worker, the home care agency or home care registry shall:

   (1)  Conduct a face-to-face interview with the individual.

   (2)  Obtain at least two satisfactory references for the individual. A satisfactory reference is a positive, verifiable reference, either verbal or written, from a former employer or other person not related to the individual that affirms the ability of the individual to provide home care services.

   (3)  Require the individual to submit a criminal history report, in accordance with §  611.52 (relating to criminal background checks), and a ChildLine verification, if applicable, in accordance with the requirements of §  611.53 (relating to child abuse clearance).

 (b)  Direct care worker files. Files for direct care workers employed or rostered must include documentation of the date of the face-to-face interview with the individual and of references obtained. Direct care worker files must also include other information as required under §  611.52, §  611.53, and if applicable, § §  611.54, 611.55 and 611.56 (relating to provisional hiring; competency requirements; and health screening).

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