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PDFWAC 388-71-0839

Which long-term care workers are exempt from the seventy hour, thirty hour or twelve hour basic training requirements?

The following long-term care workers are exempt from the seventy-hour long-term care worker basic training requirement:
(1) An individual employed as a long-term care worker on January 6, 2012, who complied with the basic training requirements in effect on the date of his or her hire;
(2) An individual previously employed as a long-term care worker who completed the basic training requirements in effect on the date of his or her hire, and was employed as a long-term care worker at some point between January 1, 2011 and January 6, 2012;
(3) Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced registered nurse practitioner licensed under chapter 18.79 RCW;
(4) Nursing assistants certified under chapter 18.88A RCW and persons in an approved training program for certified nursing assistants under chapter 18.88A RCW provided that they complete the training program within one hundred twenty days of the date of hire and the department of health has issued them their nursing assistant certified credential within two hundred days of the date of hire;
(5) A home health aide who was employed by a medicare certified home health agency within the year before being hired as a long-term care worker and has met the requirements of 42 C.F.R., Sec. 484.36;
(6) An individual with special education training who has an endorsement granted by the Washington state superintendent of public instruction as described in RCW 28A.300.010; and
(7) Home care aides (HCAs) certified under chapter 18.88B RCW.
[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, § 388-71-0839, filed 8/30/21, effective 10/1/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, § 388-71-0839, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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