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317:30-5-555.Private Duty Nursing (PDN)
[Revised 09-14-2020]

PDN is medically necessary care provided on a regular basis by a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse. PDN is the level of care that would routinely be provided by the nursing staff of a hospital or skilled nursing facility. PDN services are provided:

(1) In the member's primary residence, unless it is medically necessary for a nurse to accompany the individual in the community.

(A) The individual's place of residence is wherever the individual lives, whether the residence is the individual's own dwelling, a relative's home, or other type of living arrangement. The place of residence cannot include a hospital, nursing facility, or intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID).

(B) The place of service in the community cannot include the residence or business location of the provider of PDN services unless the provider of PDN is a live-in caregiver.

(2) To assist during transportation to routine, Medicaid-compensable health care appointments and/or to the nearest appropriate emergency room, but only when SoonerRide is unavailable, and a lack of PDN services during transportation would require transportation by ambulance pursuant to Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-5-336.

(A) The private duty nurse may not drive the vehicle during transportation.

(B) PDN services are not available for non-routine extended home absences unrelated to medically necessary treatment or medical care. [Refer to Oklahoma Administrative Code 317:30-5-558(4)and(13)].


Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.