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PDFWAC 388-71-0977

Once an individual is required to obtain certification as a home care aide, may that individual revert to exempt status?

(1) If an individual is required to or chooses to become a certified home care aide and completes the 70-hour training requirements under this section, the individual will be required to continue to comply with these requirements to maintain the credential and complete continuing education requirements even if:
(a) The monthly authorized hours are later reduced to 20 or fewer hours;
(b) The individual no longer works for a second unrelated client; or
(c) The individual works 300 respite hours or less in a calendar year.
(2) The training and certification requirements for an individual that met the criteria in subsection (1) of this section does not apply when the individual returns to work only for the individual's:
(a) biological, step, or adoptive parent, or adult child; or
(b) sibling, aunt, uncle, cousin, niece, nephew, grandparent, or grandchild, including when related by marriage or domestic partnership; or
(c) spouse or registered domestic partner receiving approved services funded through the United States department of veterans' affairs home and community-based programs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88B.021, 18.88B.041, 18.88B.060, 74.08.090, 74.39A.076, and 74.39A.341. WSR 24-05-003, § 388-71-0977, filed 2/8/24, effective 3/10/24. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.43.832, 74.39A.270, 74.39A.056, 74.39A.074, 43.20A.710, 74.39A.525, 43.43.842, 74.39A.326, 74.39A.515, 74.39A.505, 18.88B.021, 43.43.837 and 2018 c 278. WSR 21-18-081, § 388-71-0977, filed 8/30/21, effective 10/1/21.]
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