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WAC 388-71-1026

What must be submitted to DSHS for curriculum approval?

DSHS developed curricula are not required to be submitted to the department for approval unless the curriculum is being modified in any manner by the training entity.
(1) For orientation and/or safety training:
(a) Effective January 7, 2012, submit an outline of what will be covered in each training offered (for example, a table of contents or a class syllabus) showing where the required introductory topics as listed in WAC 388-71-0846 for orientation and WAC 388-71-0855 for safety training are covered in the training. Department required orientation and safety training application forms must be submitted to the department at least forty-five days in advance of when the training is expected to be offered. Training cannot be offered before receiving department curriculum and instructor approval.
(2) For continuing education:
(a) Effective July 1, 2012, for instructor led and online learning, submit a summary that includes the topic, a brief description of what it will cover, and a course outline. Also include the number of training hours. For online training courses, submit a description of how the instructor or training entity will assess that the students have completed the materials and integrated the information being taught. Department required continuing education training application forms must be submitted at least forty-five days in advance of when the training is expected to be offered. The trainings cannot be offered before receiving department curriculum and instructor approval as well as the unique code assigned by the department for each curriculum.
(3) For basic training, the thirty hour basic training, and the twelve hour parent provider training:
(a) If the instructor or training entity wants to use the DSHS developed revised fundamentals of caregiving learner's guide with enhancements, submit the DSHS required form with all required information. Curricula must be submitted to DSHS for approval of one or both sections (core competencies and population specific competencies) of the seventy hours required for basic training, for the thirty hour basic training, and for the twelve hour parent provider training. When submitting one or both sections of the basic training curriculum for DSHS approval, it must at a minimum include:
(i) A completed DSHS curriculum checklist indicating where all of the competencies and learning objectives, described in this chapter, are located in the long-term care worker materials from the proposed curriculum for that course;
(ii) Any materials long-term care workers will receive, such as a textbook or long-term care worker manual, learning activities, audio-visual materials, handouts and books;
(iii) The table of contents or outline of the curriculum including the allotted time for each section;
(iv) Demonstration skills checklists for the personal care tasks described in WAC 388-71-0911 (12)(a) and (b), and infection control skills (hand washing and putting on and taking off gloves);
(v) The teacher's guide or manual that includes for each section of the curriculum:
(A) The goals and objectives;
(B) How that section will be taught including teaching methods and learning activities that incorporate adult learning principles;
(C) Methods instructors will use to determine whether each long-term care worker understands the material covered and can demonstrate all skills;
(D) A list of sources or references, that were used to develop the curriculum. If the primary source or reference is not a published citation, the instructor must provide detail on how the content was established as evidence based:
(E) Description of how the curriculum was designed to accommodate long-term care workers with limited English proficiency and/or learning disabilities; and
(F) Description and proof of how input was obtained from consumers and long-term care worker representatives in the development of the curriculum.
(vi) In addition, for curricula being submitted for the core competency section of the basic training as described in WAC 388-71-0911, the curriculum must include how much time long-term care workers will be given to practice skills and how instructors will evaluate and ensure each long-term care worker can proficiently complete each skill.
(vii) Entities submitting curriculum for population specific basic training must submit their own list of competencies and learning objectives used to develop the population specific basic training curriculum.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, ยง 388-71-1026, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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