To authorize a home care attendant to assist a consumer with nursing tasks or self-administration of medication, a health care professional shall provide the director of job and family services a written statement signed by the health care professional that includes all of the following:
(A) The consumer's name and address;
(B) A description of the nursing tasks or self-administration of medication with which the attendant is to assist the consumer, including, in the case of assistance with self-administration of medication, the name and dosage of the medication;
(C) The times or intervals when the attendant is to assist the consumer with the self-administration of each dosage of the medication or nursing tasks;
(D) The dates the attendant is to begin and cease providing the assistance;
(E) A list of severe adverse reactions the attendant must report to the health care professional should the consumer experience one or more of the reactions;
(F) At least one telephone number at which the attendant can reach the health care professional in an emergency;
(G) Instructions the attendant is to follow when assisting the consumer with nursing tasks or self-administration of medication, including instructions for maintaining sterile conditions and for storage of task-related equipment and supplies;
(H) The health care professional's attestation of both of the following:
(1) That the consumer or consumer's authorized representative has demonstrated to the health care professional the ability to direct the attendant;
(2) That the attendant has demonstrated to the health care professional the ability to provide the consumer assistance with nursing tasks or self-administration of medication that the health care professional has specifically authorized the attendant to provide and that the consumer or consumer's authorized representative has indicated to the health care professional that the consumer or authorized representative is satisfied with the attendant's demonstration.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.