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PDFWAC 388-112A-0110

May a home employ a long-term care worker who has not completed the seventy-hour long-term care worker basic training or certification requirements?

(1) If an individual 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, 74.39A.076, and this chapter, an adult family home, enhanced services facility, or assisted living facility must not employ the individual to work as a long-term care worker until the individual has completed the required training or certification unless the date of hire has been reset as described under subsection (2) of this section.
(2) The original date of hire may be reset once for each home care aide applicant after a minimum of one year has passed since the initial date of hire.
(3) Individuals who meet the criteria in subsection (2) of this section are allowed a new one hundred twenty days to complete the orientation, safety, and seventy-hour long-term care worker basic trainings and a new two hundred 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 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-0110, filed 10/24/17, effective 11/24/17.]
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