8 Things to Know if You are Hiring a PA in the CDPAP Program
You are ready to hire your first PA in the CDPAP Program, we have some advice.
- The PA works for the consumer. The consumer or designated representative is the employer and arranges scheduling and tasks to be completed.
- The consumer approves daily time sheets through the app. The designated representative approves time sheets weekly.
- The PA may accompany the consumer to appointments and outings in the community.
- The PA may not clock in and out without providing services.
- The PA may not leave the consumer alone or on her own during scheduled hours. S/he must be present for the duration of scheduled hours.
- Changes in shifts or schedules must be communicated to the CDPAP coordinator.
- The rules for CDPAP and compliance guidelines are formulated by the NYS Department of Health, not Caring Professionals.
- Last minute adjustments to payroll cannot be accommodated. If the CDPAP coordinator is informed in time, she may process the schedule changes and adjust the payroll information.