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PDFWAC 388-71-0510

What are the qualifications of a LTC worker providing in-home services?

In order to be qualified as a long-term care worker, an applicant must:
(1) Not have a disqualifying crime or negative action under chapter 388-113 WAC based on a completed background check;
(2) Not be disqualified based on a character, competence, and suitability determination;
(3) Complete training and certification requirements listed in WAC 388-71-0520 and WAC 388-71-0523;
(4) If required, have an active home care aide certification or other qualifying credential by the department of health;
(5) In addition to the qualifications listed in subsections (1) through (4) of this section, an individual provider must:
(a) Have a current and valid individual provider services contract with DSHS to provide personal care services;
(b) Pass the federal exclusion list screening;
(c) Not have credible allegations of fraud which are pending investigation, unless they fit within the exceptions listed in 42 C.F.R. 455.23;
(d) Be eighteen years of age or older;
(e) Provide the department with a valid: Social Security card and picture ID, as determined by DSHS.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.43.832, 74.39A.270, 74.39A.056, 74.39A.074, 43.20A.710, 74.39A.525, 43.43.842, 74.39A.326, 74.39A.515, 74.39A.505, 18.88B.021, 43.43.837 and 2018 c 278. WSR 21-18-081, § 388-71-0510, filed 8/30/21, effective 10/1/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.056. WSR 14-14-025, § 388-71-0510, filed 6/24/14, effective 7/25/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, § 388-71-0510, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13. Statutory Authority: 2004 c 276 § 206 (6)(b) andTownsend vs. DSHS, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, No. C 00-0944Z. WSR 04-16-029, § 388-71-0510, filed 7/26/04, effective 8/26/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.20A.050, 43.43.842, 74.39A.090, 43.20A.710, 74.39.050, 43.43.830, 74.39.095. WSR 01-11-019, § 388-71-0510, filed 5/4/01, effective 6/4/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.20A.050, 43.43.842, 74.39A.090, 43.20A.710, 74.39.050, 43.43.830. WSR 00-03-043, § 388-71-0510, filed 1/13/00, effective 2/13/00.]
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