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What definitions apply to this chapter?

The following definitions apply to this chapter:
"Agency orientation" is training provided to introduce a new employee to the agency.
"ALTSA" refers to the aging and long-term support administration.
"Approved training" is training submitted to and approved by DSHS as evidenced by a curriculum number.
"Basic training" is seventy hours of required training that includes forty hours of DDA residential services curriculum and thirty hours of additional topics outlined in this chapter.
"Client-specific training" prepares the LTCW to provide individual support services to the client served by the community residential service business (CRSB).
"Community residential service business" or "CRSB" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 74.39A.009.
"Competency" or "core competency" means the integrated knowledge, skills, or behavior expected of a LTCW after completing the training in a required topic area. Learning objectives are associated with each competency.
"DDA" refers to the developmental disabilities administration.
"DDA community residential setting" within the scope of this chapter refers to any setting where supported living, DDA group home, group training home, licensed staffed residential, companion home, or alternative living services occur.
"DSHS-approved trainer" means an individual approved by DSHS to sign the seventy-five hour certificate.
"Direct support professional" or "DSP" means any person who supports an individual with a developmental disability to implement the individual's individual support plan/person-centered service plan (ISP/PCSP). This includes staff who provide instruction and support services (ISS).
"DOH" refers to the department of health.
"DSHS" or "department" refers to the department of social and health services.
"Habilitation" means services defined to assist participants in acquiring, retaining, and improving the self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings.
"Home care aide-certified" or "HCA-C" means a person who has been certified by the department of health as a home care aide.
"Letter of exemption" means a letter that exempts DDA community residential staff from the seventy-five hours of training as required under chapter 74.39A RCW for staff hired prior to January 1, 2016.
"Long-term care worker"or "LTCW" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 74.39A.009.
"Peer coach" means a person who has been trained in twelve hours of coaching skills and who works with new employees to coach them on working with individuals and their support needs.
"Population-specific" refers to topics applicable to the unique needs of the population served.
"Training entity" means a DSHS-contracted organization or independent entity that provides training using DSHS-approved curriculum.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0010, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0010, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]
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