A Direct Service Worker is an unlicensed person who provides personal care of other services and supports to persons with disabilities or to the elderly to enhance their well-being, and who is involved in face-to-face direct contact with the person. Functions performed may include, but are not limited to, assistance and training activities of daily living, personal care services, and job-related supports.—LAC 48:I Ch 92 Subchapter A 9201
Effective October 1, 2018, the DSW Registry will be moved to the Louisiana Adverse Action website found at the following link: https://adverseactions.dhh.la.gov/. Providers were notified of this change by memorandum dated September 10, 2018. If you did not receive the memo, you may view it here: DSW to Adverse Action Site Memo. Please note that the old look-up site will remain active for verification of certification status of certified nursing assistants (CNA).
Effective 05/11/2011, the DSW verification web site only displays DSW's who have a finding of abuse, neglect, mistreatment or misappropriation of a resident's property placed on either the Nurse Aide Registry or Direct Service Worker Registry.
Direct Service Worker Information
All DSW trainings, PowerPoint Presentations, and the LDH approved abuse/neglect trainings previously posted on the Direct Service Worker web page have been moved to the Home and Community Based Services web page found at the link below. Click on the link for Provider Training and Resources.
DSW Medication Administration and Non-Complex Tasks
Frequently Asked Questions on Medication Administration and Non-Complex Tasks