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PDFWAC 388-112A-0125

Prior to hiring a long-term care worker, what training and certification requirements must be reviewed?

Before hiring a long-term care worker, the home must review and verify the following training and certification information. The home must verify the highest level of training or certification achieved by the individual.
(1) When the individual is a home care aide certified under chapter 18.88B RCW, the home must:
(a) Verify that the individual's home care aide certification is current and in good standing;
(b) Confirm the individual is in compliance with continuing education as required under WAC 388-112A-0610, 388-112A-0611, or 388-112A-0612; and
(c) Confirm that the specialty training is completed as required under WAC 388-112A-0495.
(2) When the individual is exempt from the seventy-hour long-term care worker training and certification requirements under WAC 388-112A-0090, the home must obtain, review, and verify the following:
(a) Documents demonstrating that the individual is exempt from training and certification which may include:
(i) Washington state provider credential number, showing that the individual's license or certification is current and in good standing; or
(ii) A letter from a former or current employer documenting work history during the exemption period described in WAC 388-112A-0090; or
(iii) Employment history records from the Washington state employment security department documenting work history information during the exemption period; or
(iv) Federal tax statements documenting work history information during the exemption period; or
(v) Documents showing completion of the basic training as required under WAC 388-112A-0090; and
(b) Compliance with continuing education requirements as required under WAC 388-112A-0610, 388-112A-0611, or 388-112A-0612; and
(c) Compliance with specialty training if required under WAC 388-112A-0495.
(3) The home must comply with continuing education documentation requirements under WAC 388-112A-0620. When hiring an individual who worked as a long-term care worker during the previous calendar year, an employer must verify documentation of continuing education compliance during the calendar year in which the individual is hired.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.009, 74.39A.070, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 18.20.270, 18.88B.021, 18.88B.035, 70.128.230, 71A.12.030, and 70.97.080. WSR 20-14-088, ยง 388-112A-0125, filed 6/30/20, effective 7/31/20.]
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