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WAC 388-78A-2474

Training and home care aide certification requirements.

(1) The assisted living facility must ensure staff persons hired before January 7, 2012 meet training requirements in effect on the date hired, including requirements in chapter 388-112A WAC.
(2) The assisted living facility must ensure all assisted living facility administrators, or their designees, and caregivers hired on or after January 7, 2012 meet the long-term care worker training requirements of chapter 388-112A WAC, including but not limited to:
(a) Orientation and safety;
(b) Basic;
(c) Specialty for dementia, mental illness and/or developmental disabilities when serving residents with any of those primary special needs;
(d) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid; and
(e) Continuing education.
(3) The assisted living facility must ensure that all staff receive appropriate training and orientation to perform their specific job duties and responsibilities.
(4) The assisted living facility must ensure all persons listed in subsection (2) of this section, obtain the home-care aide certification.
(5) Under RCW 18.88B.041 and chapter 246-980 WAC, certain individuals including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, or persons who are in an approved certified nursing assistant training program are exempt from long-term care worker basic training requirements. Continuing education requirements under chapter 388-112A WAC still apply to these individuals, except for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.
(6) For the purpose of this section, the term "caregiver" has the same meaning as the term "long-term care worker" as defined in RCW 74.39A.009.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 18-20-018, § 388-78A-2474, filed 9/21/18, effective 10/22/18; WSR 14-05-035, § 388-78A-2474, filed 2/12/14, effective 3/15/14; WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-2474, filed 6/18/13, effective 7/19/13; WSR 12-21-070, § 388-78A-2474, filed 10/18/12, effective 11/18/12; WSR 12-01-003, § 388-78A-2474, filed 12/7/11, effective 1/7/12. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.20 and 74.39A RCW. WSR 10-16-085, § 388-78A-2474, filed 7/30/10, effective 1/1/11.]
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