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PDFWAC 388-71-0946

Who is required to complete the nurse delegation core training and nurse delegation specialized focus on diabetes training and by when?

(1) Before performing any delegated nursing task, long-term care workers must:
(a) Successfully complete the DSHS designated nurse delegation core training, "nurse delegation for nursing assistants & home care aides";
(b) Be one or more of the following:
(i) Certified home care aide under chapter 18.88B RCW;
(ii) Nursing assistant certified under chapter 18.88A RCW.
(2) If the long-term care worker is exempt from the home care aide certification under WAC 246-980-025, the long-term care worker must be a nursing assistant registered and complete the core competencies of basic training, unless they already completed the 28 hours of revised fundamentals of care or a department approved alternative;
(3) If nurse delegation is needed to implement a care plan or negotiated service agreement earlier than home care aide certification can be obtained, the long-term care worker must become a nursing assistant registered and complete core competencies (the core basic training) of the 70-hour home care aide basic training.
(4) Before long-term care workers may perform the task of insulin injections, the long-term care workers must:
(a) Meet the requirements in subsection (1)(a) and (b) of this section; and
(b) Successfully complete the DSHS designated nurse delegation specialized diabetes training.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.270, 70.128.230, 74.08.090, 74.39A.070, and 74.39A.074. WSR 23-01-022, § 388-71-0946, filed 12/9/22, effective 1/9/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, § 388-71-0946, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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