(a) "Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome" or "AIDS" means the clinical syndrome of HIV-related illness as defined by the board of health by rule.
(b) "Office on AIDS" means that section within the department of social and health services or any successor department with jurisdiction over public health matters as defined in 70.24
(2) Renewal of funeral director and/or embalmer licenses or internship registrations, and all persons making initial application for funeral director and/or embalmer licensure, or initial renewal of funeral director and/or embalmer internship registration must submit evidence to show compliance with the education requirements of subsection (3) of this section.
(3) AIDS education and training.
(a) Acceptable education and training. The board will accept education and training that is consistent with the model curriculum available from the office on AIDS. Such education and training must be a minimum of four clock hours and must include, but is not limited to, the following: Prevention, transmission and treatment of AIDS.
(b) Implementation. The requirement for initial funeral director and/or embalmer licensure, the first renewal of a funeral director and/or embalmer internship registration, or reinstatement of any license or internship registration on lapsed, inactive, or disciplinary status will include evidence of completion of an education and training program, which meets the requirements of subsection (a).
(c) Documentation. The applicant must:
(i) Certify, on forms provided, that the minimum education and training has been completed;
(ii) Keep records for five years documenting attendance and description of the learning;
(iii) Be prepared to validate, through submission of these records, that attendance has taken place.
(4) Continuing education. The AIDS education requirement may be counted towards the fulfillment of the continuing education requirement.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 07-03-027, § 308-48-350, filed 1/5/07, effective 2/5/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175(4). 02-19-019, § 308-48-350, filed 9/9/02, effective 10/10/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.24.270. 89-04-002 (Order PM 793), § 308-48-350, filed 1/19/89.]