340:105-10-93. Personal care service standards
(a) Policy. The personal care service provides hands on assistance, stand by assistance, supervision, or cues for persons 60 years of age or older who have difficulties with one or more activities of daily living, which include eating, dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and mobility, including walking, using a wheelchair, or transferring from one place to another. Personal care services may only be provided by licensed home health care agencies or otherwise licensed or certified health agencies.
(b) Authority. The authority for this Section is Section 1321.11 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(1) Personal care service provider. The personal care service provider:
(A) verifies that the participant receiving personal care service has a functional, physical, or mental impairment preventing the participant from providing the service for his or her self, and that an informal support network, for example, family, friends, or neighbors capable of meeting the participant's needs, is unavailable or insufficient. This information is verified by completing Title III Program Registration; and
(B) initiates a written service plan for each participant based on the results of Title III Program Registration.
(2) Area agency on aging (AAA). The AAA:
(A) incorporates the personal care standards into the AAA Title III policies and procedures manual;
(B) provides technical assistance to personal care service providers regarding the standards; and
(C) uses the standards as an indicator in the service provider proposal evaluation and in the funded projects assessment.
(d) Cross references. See Oklahoma Administrative Code 340:105-10-50.1(a)(1) and 340:105-10-51.