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      RS 40:2179.1     


§2179.1. Definition of direct service worker

            A. A direct service worker is an unlicensed person who provides personal care or other services and support to persons with disabilities or to the elderly to enhance their well-being and which involves face-to-face direct contact with the person. Functions performed may include, but are not limited to, assistance and training in activities of daily living, personal care services, and job-related supports.

            B. A parent, stepparent, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, or uncle of a recipient shall meet the criteria established by rule regarding serving as a paid direct support worker unless a waiver is issued by the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health.

            Acts 2005, No. 306, §2, eff. June 29, 2005.

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