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PDFWAC 388-112A-0105

Who is required to obtain home care aide certification and by when?

Unless exempt under WAC 246-980-070, the following individuals must be certified by the department of health as a home care aide within the required time frames:
(1) All long-term care workers, within two hundred days of the date of hire;
(2) If a long-term care worker is limited-English proficient and the department of health has issued a provisional certification, within two hundred sixty days of the date of hire;
(3) Adult family home applicants, before licensure;
(4) Adult family home entity representatives and resident managers, before assuming the duties of the position;
(5) Assisted living facility administrators or their designees within two hundred calendar days of the date of hire.
(6) Enhanced services facility applicants, before licensure; and
(7) Enhanced services facility administrators or their designees within two hundred days of the date of hire.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.009, 74.39A.070, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.351, 74.39A.341, 18.20.270, 18.88B.021, 18.88B.035, 70.128.230, 71A.12.030. WSR 17-22-036, ยง 388-112A-0105, filed 10/24/17, effective 11/24/17.]
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