When did the DCW training and testing requirements go into effect?

Questions and AnswersWhen did the DCW training and testing requirements go into effect?
ptsadmin Staff asked 1 year ago
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ptsadmin Staff answered 1 year ago

Beginning October 1, 2012, all AHCCCS provider agencies of direct care services (attendant care, personal care or homemaker services) must utilize DCWs who have passed the required competency tests within 90 days of hire unless otherwise exempt from the training and testing requirements (e.g. Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and Certified Nurse Aide). A direct care service agency has discretion whether or not to allow the DCW to provide care during the 90- day training period.