Maine Revised Statutes

§2149-A. Policies and procedures; employment

The requirements of this section apply to home health care providers required to be licensed under this chapter. [2003, c. 634, §4 (NEW).]

1. Policies and procedures.  A home health care provider shall develop and implement written policies and procedures that prohibit abuse, neglect or misappropriation of a client's property.
[ 2003, c. 634, §4 (NEW) .]
2. Prohibited employment based on disqualifying offenses.  A home health care provider shall conduct a comprehensive background check for direct access personnel, as defined in section 1717, subsection 1, paragraph A-2, in accordance with state law and rules adopted by the department and is subject to the employment restrictions set out in section 1812-G and other applicable federal and state laws when hiring, employing or placing direct access personnel, including a certified nursing assistant or a direct care worker.
A. [2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §20 (RP).]
B. [2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §20 (RP).]
C. [2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §20 (RP).]
The department may adopt rules necessary to implement this subsection. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
[ 2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §20 (RPR) .]
2003, c. 634, §4 (NEW). 2011, c. 257, §17 (AMD). 2015, c. 196, §12 (AMD). 2015, c. 299, §20 (AMD). 2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §20 (AMD).