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SB 6199 - Authorizes Privatization of Home-Care Workforce - Washington Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (50-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Privatization of Home-Care Workforce

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes privatization of Washington's home-care workforce.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes a consumer directed employer program for in home care services (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes assisted living service employers to do the following (Sec. 2):

    • Provide personal care services;

    • Intermittent nursing services; and

    • Medication administration services.

  • Establishes a consumer directed employer as a private entity ( Sec. 2).

  • Specifies responsibilities of a consumer directed employer such as the following, including, but not limited to (Sec 2):

    • Coordination with consumer;

    • Withholding, filing, and paying income and employment taxes;

    • Verifying individual provider qualifications; and

    • Providing other administrative and employment-related supports.

  • Authorizes legal employers and consumer to comemploy individual providers along with responsibility for payment and wage decisions (Sec. 2)

  • Authorizes a managing employer that as a consumer comemploys one or more individual providers to have responsibilities such as the following, including (sec. 2):

    • Choosing potential individual providers;

    • Overseeing day-to-day management and scheduling of individual providers tasks and care; or

    • Dismissing the individual provider when desired.

  • Defines “functionally disabled” as being functionally dependent on another individual for completing activities related to daily life (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes a consumer directed employer program (Sec. 3).

  • Prohibits any long term care worker hired prior to January 7, 2012 to lose their exemption from certification requirements (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes the department to deny payment to individual providers who provide services under a contract with the department if they have been notified they are no longer permitted to due to lack of training requirements set forth by the department (Sec. 7).

  • Specifies regulations and stipulations behind background checks (Sec. 8).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-21) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Authorizes Privatization of Home-Care Workforce

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes privatization of Washington's home-care workforce.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes a consumer directed employer program for in home care services (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes assisted living service employers to do the following (Sec. 2):

    • Provide personal care services;

    • Intermittent nursing services; and

    • Medication administration services.

  • Establishes a consumer directed employer as a private entity ( Sec. 2).

  • Specifies responsibilities of a consumer directed employer such as the following, including, but not limited to (Sec 2):

    • Coordination with consumer;

    • Withholding, filing, and paying income and employment taxes;

    • Verifying individual provider qualifications; and

    • Providing other administrative and employment-related supports.

  • Authorizes legal employers and consumer to comemploy individual providers along with responsibility for payment and wage decisions (Sec. 2)

  • Authorizes a managing employer that as a consumer comemploys one or more individual providers to have responsibilities such as the following, including (sec. 2):

    • Choosing potential individual providers;

    • Overseeing day-to-day management and scheduling of individual providers tasks and care; or

    • Dismissing the individual provider when desired.

  • Defines “functionally disabled” as being functionally dependent on another individual for completing activities related to daily life (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes a consumer directed employer program (Sec. 3).

  • Prohibits any long term care worker hired prior to January 7, 2012 to lose their exemption from certification requirements (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes the department to deny payment to individual providers who provide services under a contract with the department if they have been notified they are no longer permitted to due to lack of training requirements set forth by the department (Sec. 7).

  • Specifies regulations and stipulations behind background checks (Sec. 8).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Privatization of Home-Care Workforce

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