Policy and Procedures

-Payroll Policy

 

Time sheet should be submitted into office as soon as possible. Employees should not hold time sheet. Time sheet shall be expired 15 days after the date of service if not submitted. No time sheet no pay.

-At Will Status, Termination and Notice:

All employees are employed temporarily and at will. For instance, an employee is hired  to provide PCA services at the request of a certain client and if that client leaves our company, the employee will update the agency his/her availability to request a new assignment. Failure to do so, the employee would be treated as he/she terminates his/her employment voluntarily and the unemployment benefits will be affected. If the employee refuse a suitable assignment, he/she will be treated as he/she quits voluntarily and the unemployment benefits would affected.  Employees may be terminated for reasons including but not limited to misconduct. The employee may terminate his/her employment any time voluntarily upon providing the required notice.

An individual who is employed as a personal care assistant must:

1. Be able to effectively communicate with the person and the PCA provider agency.
2. Be able to provide covered PCA services according to the person’s PCA care plan.
3. Respond appropriately to the person’s needs.
4. Report changes in the person’s condition to the qualified professional.
5. Maintain daily written records including, but not limited to, time sheets.
6. Complete training and orientation on the needs of the recipient.
7. Be supervised by the consumer or the qualified professional.

 

A person age 16-17 years old may be a PCA with the following additional requirements:

• Employed by only one PCA provider agency responsible for compliance with current labor laws

• Supervised by a qualified professional every 60 days
 

A personal care assistant may not be the:

• Paid legal guardian of an adult
• Legal guardian of a minor
• Parent or stepparent of a minor child recipient
• Recipient of PCA services
• Responsible party of a recipient
• Spouse of a recipient

A PCA is limited to providing and being paid for up to 275 hours per month of PCA regardless of the number of recipients being served or the number of PCA provider agencies enrolled with.

 

All PCAs must have a clear criminal background study and enrolled with DHS as a PCA before providing services.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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