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PDFWAC 388-112A-1020

What must be submitted to DSHS for curriculum approval?

(1) If a training entity modifies a department developed curriculum in any manner, the training entity must submit the amended curriculum to the department for approval.
(2) Training must not be offered before receiving department approval.
(3) Online classes when applicable must adhere to the DSHS online class standards in effect at the time of approval. These online standards are posted on the DSHS website.
(4) For orientation and safety training:
(a) Submit an outline of what will be covered in each training offered, including a table of contents or a class syllabus, that shows where the required introductory topics listed in WAC 388-112A-0210 for orientation and WAC 388-112A-0230 for safety training are covered in the training.
(b) Department required orientation and safety training application forms must be submitted to the department at least forty-five days before the training is expected to be offered.
(c) Training cannot be offered before the department approves the curriculum and instructor.
(5) For continuing education:
(a) Continuing education curriculum delivery models must only include instructor led, online instructor led (such as a webinar), or online interactive self-paced learning with access to an instructor.
(b) For continuing education classes, submit on a department developed form a summary of the class that includes the topic, a brief description of what the training will cover, a course outline, the number of training hours, and a description of how the training is relevant to the care setting, care needs of residents, or long-term care worker career development.
(c) For online training courses, submit the information requested in (b) of this subsection and a description of how the instructor or training will assess that the students have integrated the information being taught. The training entity must establish a way for the long-term care worker to ask the instructor questions.
(d) One hour of completed classroom instruction or other form of training (such as online course) equals one hour of continuing education.
(e) Department required continuing education training application forms must be submitted at least forty-five days in advance of the training. The department must approve the curriculum and instructor before the training may be offered.
(6) For core basic training:
(a) If the instructor or training entity uses the DSHS developed fundamentals of caregiving learner's guide with enhancements, they must submit the DSHS form with all required information.
(b) If the instructor or training entity does not use a DSHS developed fundamentals of caregiving learner's guide with enhancements to teach the seventy-hour long-term care worker basic training, they must submit to DSHS the following for approval:
(i) A completed DSHS curriculum checklist indicating where all of the competencies and learning objectives described in this chapter are located in the long-term care worker materials from the proposed curriculum for that course;
(ii) Any materials long-term care workers will receive, such as a textbook, long-term care worker manual, learning activities, audio-visual materials, handouts, and books;
(iii) The table of contents or curriculum outline, including the allotted time for each section;
(iv) Demonstration skills checklists for the personal care tasks described in WAC 388-112A-0320 (12)(a) and (b) and infection control skills such as hand washing and putting on and taking off gloves; and
(v) The teacher's guide or manual that includes for each section of the curriculum:
(A) The goals and objectives;
(B) Method of teaching, including learning activities that incorporate adult learning principles;
(C) Methods used to determine whether each long-term care worker understands the materials covered and can demonstrate all skills;
(D) A list of the sources or references that were used to develop the curriculum and if the primary source or reference is not a published citation, the instructor must provide detail on how the content is evidence based;
(E) Description of how the curriculum was designed to accommodate long-term care workers with either limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, or both; and
(F) Description and proof of how input was obtained from consumer and long-term care worker representatives in the development of the curriculum.
(c) Curriculum submitted for the core competency section of basic training, called core basic training, as described in WAC 388-112A-0320, must include how much time students will have to practice skills and how instructors will evaluate and ensure each long-term care worker can proficiently complete each skill.
(d) Entities that submit curriculum for the population specific component of the seventy-hour long-term care worker basic training must submit their own list of competencies and learning objectives used to develop the population specific basic training curriculum.
(7) For specialty training:
(a) For specialty training that is not DSHS developed curriculum or another department approved specialty training curriculum, submit the required specialty training application form and any additional learning objectives added to the competency and learning objectives checklist, the enhancements that have been added, and additional student materials or handouts.
(b) To be approved, an alternative curriculum must at a minimum include:
(i) All the DSHS published learning outcomes and competencies for the course;
(ii) Student materials that support the curriculum, a teacher's guide or manual, and learning resource materials such as learning activities, audio-visual materials, handouts, and books;
(iii) The recommended sequence and delivery of the material; and
(iv) The teaching methods or approaches that will be used for different sections of the course, including for each lesson:
(A) Learning activities that incorporate adult learning principles and address the learning readiness of the student population;
(B) Practice of skills to increase competency;
(C) Feedback to the student on knowledge and skills;
(D) An emphasis on facilitation by the teacher; and
(E) An integration of knowledge and skills from previous lessons to build skills;
(v) A list of the sources or references, if any, used to develop the curriculum;
(vi) Methods of teaching and student evaluation for students with either limited-English proficiency, learning disabilities, or both; and
(vii) A plan for updating material.
(8) Substantial changes to a previous approved curriculum must be approved before they are used.
[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, § 388-112A-1020, filed 6/30/20, effective 7/31/20. 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, § 388-112A-1020, filed 10/24/17, effective 11/24/17.]
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