74.39A.341  <<  74.39A.351 >>   74.39A.360

Advanced training.

(1) The department shall offer, directly or through contract, training opportunities sufficient for a long-term care worker to accumulate seventy hours of training within a reasonable time period. For individual providers represented by an exclusive bargaining representative, the training opportunities shall be offered through the training partnership established under RCW 74.39A.360.
(2) Training topics offered under this section shall include, but are not limited to: Client rights; personal care; mental illness; dementia; developmental disabilities; depression; medication assistance; advanced communication skills; positive client behavior support; developing or improving client-centered activities; dealing with wandering or aggressive client behaviors; medical conditions; nurse delegation core training; peer mentor training; and advocacy for quality care training.
(3) The department may not require long-term care workers to obtain the training described in this section.
[ 2018 c 278 § 24; 2012 c 164 § 404; 2012 c 1 § 113 (Initiative Measure No. 1163, approved November 8, 2011).]


FindingsIntent2018 c 278: See note following RCW 74.39A.500.
FindingIntentRulesEffective date2012 c 164: See notes following RCW 18.88B.010.
IntentFindingsPerformance auditsSpending limitsContingent effective datesApplicationConstructionEffective dateShort title2012 c 1 (Initiative Measure No. 1163): See notes following RCW 74.39A.056.
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