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WAC 388-71-0980

Can a home care agency or client employ a long-term care worker who has not completed the training and/or certification requirements?

A home care agency or client cannot employ an individual to work as a long-term care worker if the individual has previously worked as a long-term care worker and has not completed applicable training and/or certification requirements within the required timeframe. Such individual may be employed by a home care agency or client to work as a long-term care worker only after applicable training and/or certification requirements are met. The department is authorized by RCW 74.39A.086 to take enforcement action for noncompliance related to training and/or certification requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, ยง 388-71-0980, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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