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PDFWAC 388-71-1026

What must be submitted to DSHS for curriculum approval?

DSHS developed curricula are not required to be submitted to the department for approval unless the curriculum is being modified in any manner by the training entity.
(1) If a training entity modifies a department developed curricula in any manner, the training entity must submit the curriculum to the department for approval.
(2) Training must not be offered before receiving department curriculum and instructor approved.
(3) Online classes when applicable, must adhere to the DSHS online class standards in effect at the time of approval. These online standards are posted on the DSHS's website.
(4) For orientation and/or safety training:
(a) Submit an outline of what will be covered in each training offered including a table of contents that shows where the required introductory topics as listed in WAC 388-71-0846 for orientation and WAC 388-71-0855 for safety training are covered in the training.
(b) Department required orientation and safety training application forms must be submitted to the department at least forty-five days in advance of when the training is expected to be offered.
(5) For continuing education:
(a) Continuing education curriculum delivery models must only include instructor led, online instructor led (such as a webinar), or an online interactive self-paced class that provides clear instructions on how students get questions answered during the course.
(b) For continuing education classes, submit on a department developed form, a summary that includes the topic, a brief description of what it will cover, a course outline, and the number of training hours.
(c) For online training courses, submit the information requested in (b) of this subsection and submit a description of how the instructor or training entity will assess that the students have completed the materials and integrated the information being taught.
(d) Department required continuing education training application forms must be submitted at least forty-five days in advance of when the training is expected to be offered.
(6) For seventy-hour long-term care worker basic training, the thirty hour basic training, and the twelve hour parent provider training:
(a) If the instructor or training entity uses the DSHS developed fundamentals of caregiving learner's guide or its substitute with enhancements, they must submit the DSHS required form with all required information.
(b) If the instructor or training entity does not use a DSHS developed revised fundamentals of caregiving learner's guide or its substitute with enhancements to teach the seventy-hour long-term care worker basic training, thirty hour basic training, and for the twelve hour parent provider training, they must submit to DSHS the following for approval:
(i) A completed DSHS curriculum checklist indicating where all of the competencies and learning objectives, described in this chapter, are located in the long-term care worker materials from the proposed curriculum for that course;
(ii) Any materials long-term care workers will receive, such as a textbook or long-term care worker manual, learning activities, audio-visual materials, handouts and books;
(iii) The table of contents or outline of the curriculum including the allotted time for each section;
(iv) Demonstration skills checklists for the personal care tasks described in WAC 388-71-0911 (12)(a) and (b), and infection control skills (hand washing and putting on and taking off gloves);
(v) The teacher's guide or manual that includes for each section of the curriculum:
(A) The goals and objectives;
(B) Methods of teaching, including learning activities that incorporate adult learning principles;
(C) Methods instructors will use to determine whether each long-term care worker understands the material covered and can demonstrate all skills;
(D) A list of sources or references that were used to develop the curriculum and if the primary source or reference is not a published citation, the instructor must provide detail on how the content was established as evidence based;
(E) Description of how the curriculum was designed to accommodate long-term care workers with either limited English proficiency, learning disabilities or both; and
(F) Description and proof of how input was obtained from consumers and long-term care worker representatives in the development of the curriculum.
(c) Curricula submitted for the core competency section of the basic training as described in WAC 388-71-0911 must include how much time long-term care workers will be given to practice skills and how instructors will evaluate and ensure each long-term care worker can proficiently complete each skill.
(d) Entities submitting curriculum for population specific basic training must submit their own list of competencies and learning objectives used to develop the population specific basic training curriculum.
[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, § 388-71-1026, filed 8/30/21, effective 10/1/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, § 388-71-1026, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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