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PDFWAC 388-112A-0490

When must facility applicants, resident managers, administrators and other types of entity representatives complete specialty training?

Adult family homes.
(1) Adult family home applicants, providers, entity representatives, and resident managers must complete specialty training or developmental disability caregiver training and demonstrate competency before the home is licensed or before a new entity representative or resident manager assumes the duties of the position in order to admit or serve residents who have special needs related to mental illness, dementia, or a developmental disability.
(2) If a resident develops special needs while living in a home without a specialty designation, the provider, entity representative, and resident manager have one hundred twenty days to complete specialty training or developmental disability caregiver training and demonstrate competency.
Assisted living facilities.
(3) If an assisted living facility serves one or more residents with special needs, the assisted living facility administrator or his or her designee must complete specialty training or developmental disability caregiver training and demonstrate competency within one hundred twenty days of date of hire.
(4) If a resident develops special needs while living in an assisted living facility, the assisted living facility administrator or his or her designee has one hundred twenty days to complete specialty training and demonstrate competency.
Enhanced services facilities.
(5) Enhanced services facilities applicants, providers, entity representatives, and resident managers must complete dementia and mental health specialty training and demonstrate competency before the home is licensed or before a new entity representative or resident manager assumes the duties of the position in order to admit or serve residents who have special needs related to mental illness, dementia, or a developmental disability.
(6) If a resident develops special needs while living in a home without a specialty designation, the provider, entity representative, and resident manager have one hundred twenty days to complete developmental disability specialty training and demonstrate competency.
[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-0490, filed 10/24/17, effective 11/24/17.]
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