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PDFWAC 110-16-0025

Health and safety training.

(1) A provider not related to the child, as described in WAC 110-16-0015 (3)(c) must complete the following training within ninety calendar days of the subsidy payment begin date:
(a) Infant, child, and adult first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR):
(i) This training must be taken in person and the provider must demonstrate learned skills to the instructor.
(ii) The instructor must be certified by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute, or other nationally recognized certification program.
(b) Prevention of sudden infant death syndrome and safe sleep practices when caring for infants; and
(c) Department-approved health and safety training which includes the following topic areas:
(i) Prevention and control of infectious diseases;
(ii) Administration of medication;
(iii) Prevention of, and response to, emergencies due to food and allergic reactions;
(iv) Building and physical premises safety, including identification of and protection from hazards, bodies of water, and vehicular traffic;
(v) Prevention of shaken baby syndrome, abuse head trauma, and child maltreatment;
(vi) Emergency preparedness and response planning for natural disaster and human-caused events;
(vii) Handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of bio contaminants;
(viii) Appropriate precautions in transporting children;
(ix) Recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect, including the prevention of child abuse and neglect as defined in RCW 26.44.020 and mandatory reporting requirements under RCW 26.44.030; and
(x) Other topic areas as determined by the department.
(2) A provider not related to the child, as described in WAC 110-16-0015 (3)(c) can meet the health and safety training in subsection (1)(c) of this section if the department verifies that the provider has completed any of the following either prior to or within ninety calendar days of the subsidy payment begin date:
(a) Child care basics, a department-approved thirty-hour health and safety training.
(b) Washington state early childhood education initial certificate (twelve credits) that includes early childhood education and development 105 health, safety, and nutrition.
(3) A provider not related to the child, as described in WAC 110-16-0015 (3)(c), who, on October 1, 2018, has an existing WCCC subsidy authorization with an end date on or before December 30, 2018, does not need to complete the training required under subsections (1) or (2) of this section. If the provider is reauthorized for payment beginning January 1, 2019, or later, the provider must complete the training required under subsections (1) and (2) of this section unless exempt from training under subsection (2)(b) of this section.
(4) A provider not related to the child, as described in WAC 110-16-0015 (3)(c), must annually renew portions of the training required in subsection (1)(c) of this section, as determined by state or federal requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.055, 43.216.065, chapter 43.216 RCW and 42 U.S.C. 9858 et seq. WSR 18-20-081, ยง 110-16-0025, filed 10/1/18, effective 11/1/18.]
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