10A NCAC 13G .0504       COMPETENCY VALIDATION FOR LICENSED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT TASKS

(a)  A family care home shall assure that non-licensed personnel and licensed personnel not practicing in their licensed capacity as governed by their practice act and occupational licensing laws are competency validated by return demonstration for any personal care task specified in Subparagraph (a)(1) through (28) of Rule .0903 of this Subchapter prior to staff performing the task and that their ongoing competency is assured through facility staff oversight and supervision.

(b)  Competency validation shall be performed by the following licensed health professionals:

(1)           A registered nurse shall validate the competency of staff who perform personal care tasks specified in Subparagraphs (a)(1) through (28) of Rule .0903 of this Subchapter.

(2)           In lieu of a registered nurse, a respiratory care practitioner licensed under G.S. 90, Article 38, may validate the competency of staff who perform personal care tasks specified in Subparagraphs (a)(6), (11), (16), (18), (19) and (21) of Rule .0903 of this Subchapter.

(3)           In lieu of a registered nurse, a registered pharmacist may validate the competency of staff who perform the personal care task specified in Subparagraph (a)(8) of Rule .0903 of this Subchapter

(4)           In lieu of a registered nurse, an occupational therapist or physical therapist may validate the competency of staff who perform personal care tasks specified in Subparagraphs (a)(17) and (a)(22) through (27) of Rule .0903 of this Subchapter.

(c)  Competency validation of staff, according to Paragraph (a) of this Rule, for the licensed health professional support tasks specified in Paragraph (a) of Rule .0903 of this Subchapter and the performance of these tasks is limited exclusively to these tasks except in those cases in which a physician acting under the authority of G.S. 131D-2(a1) certifies that non-licensed personnel can be competency validated to perform other tasks on a temporary basis to meet the resident's needs and prevent unnecessary relocation.

 

History Note:        Authority 131D-2; 143B-165; S.L. 2002-0160;

Temporary Adoption Eff. September 1, 2003;

Eff. July 1, 2004.