Personal Care Attendants (PCA)

​​​​​​Personal Care Attendants

Pursuant to guidance issued on March 26, 2020, and revised on April 14, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services temporarily waived the provision in 907 KAR 1:450 and 42 CFR §483.35(d) that restricted long-term care facilities from employing Personal Care Attendants (PCA) for longer than four months unless they completed a state approved Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP).  This waiver has been terminated effective June 6, 2022.

Any PCA hired by a nursing facility prior to June 6, 2022, must come into compliance with the requirements of 907 KAR 1:450 and 42 CFR §483.35(d) by October 6, 2022 (within 120 days after the end date of the waiver). 

The Personal Care Attendants Spreadsheets must be submitted to the KBN by October 6, 2022.​