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PDFWAC 388-71-0980

When may a home care agency or client employ a long-term care worker who has not completed the 70-hour basic training or certification requirements?

(1) If an individual has previously worked as a long-term care worker, but did not complete the training or certification requirements under RCW 18.88B.041, 74.39A.074, and 74.39A.076, and this chapter, a home care agency or client must not employ the individual to work as a long-term care worker until the individual has completed the required training certification unless the date of hire has been reset as described under subsection (2) of this section.
(2) The date of hire may be reset according to WAC 388-71-0837.
(3) Unless exempt from the 70-hour basic training as described in WAC 388-71-0875, individuals who meet the criteria in subsection (2) of this section are allowed a new 120 days to complete the 70-hour home care aide basic training and a new 200 days to become certified as a home care aide, if required by WAC 246-980-020.
(4) Individuals who meet the criteria in subsection (2) of this section must submit a new application and fee to the department of health.
[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, § 388-71-0980, filed 2/8/24, effective 3/10/24. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.270, 70.128.230, 74.08.090, 74.39A.070, and 74.39A.074. WSR 23-01-022, § 388-71-0980, filed 12/9/22, effective 1/9/23. 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, § 388-71-0980, filed 8/30/21, effective 10/1/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, § 388-71-0980, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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