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PDFWAC 388-71-0916

What is the population specific component of the 70-hour home care aide training and what required training may be used as population specific training?

(1) Population specific basic training is training on topics unique to the care needs of the population that the home or provider serves. Topics may include but are not limited to:
(a) Dementia;
(b) Mental health;
(c) Developmental disabilities;
(d) Young adults with physical disabilities; and
(e) Aging and older adults.
(2) Population specific classes may include but are not limited to:
(a) DSHS developed or approved specialty training, such as:
(i) Dementia specialty training;
(ii) Mental health specialty training; and
(iii) Developmental disabilities specialty training.
(b) DSHS developed or approved curriculum on population specific topics, such as:
(i) Traumatic brain injury, surviving and thriving; and
(ii) Navigating challenging behaviors.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.270, 70.128.230, 74.08.090, 74.39A.070, and 74.39A.074. WSR 23-01-022, § 388-71-0916, filed 12/9/22, effective 1/9/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, § 388-71-0916, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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