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PDFWAC 388-112A-0200

What is orientation training, who should complete it, and when should it be completed?

There are two types of orientation training: Facility orientation training and long-term care worker orientation training.
(1) Facility orientation. Individuals who are exempt from certification as described in RCW 18.88B.041 and volunteers are required to complete facility orientation training before having routine interaction with residents. This training provides basic introductory information appropriate to the residential care setting and population served. The department does not approve this specific orientation program, materials, or trainers. No test is required for this orientation.
(2) Long-term care worker orientation. Individuals required to complete the 70-hour home care aide basic training must complete long-term care worker orientation, which is two hours of training regarding the long-term care worker's role and applicable terms of employment as described in WAC 388-112A-0210.
(a) All long-term care workers who are not exempt from home care aide certification as described in RCW 18.88B.041 hired on or after January 7, 2012, must complete two hours of long-term care worker orientation training before providing care to residents.
(b) Long-term care worker orientation training, unless taken through a department approved online training program, must be provided by qualified instructors that meet the requirements in WAC 388-112A-1260.
(c) The department must approve long-term care worker orientation curricula and instructors.
(d) There is no competency test for long-term care worker orientation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.270, 70.128.230, 74.08.090, 74.39A.070, and 74.39A.074. WSR 23-01-022, § 388-112A-0200, filed 12/9/22, effective 1/9/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.009, 74.39A.070, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.351, 74.39A.341, 18.20.270, 18.88B.021, 18.88B.035, 70.128.230, 71A.12.030. WSR 17-22-036, § 388-112A-0200, filed 10/24/17, effective 11/24/17.]
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