WSR 02-11-129

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed May 21, 2002, 11:26 a.m. ]

Supplemental Notice to WSR 01-23-072.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-23-049.

Title of Rule: New WAC 388-71-05949 What are the minimum requirements for an instructor for basic or modified basic training?

Purpose: Implementing SSB 6502, on training for Medicaid in-home services.

Other Identifying Information: This proposed rule was previously proposed as WAC 388-71-05950 in WSR 01-23-072.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 34.05.040, 74.39A.050.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 121, Laws of 2000.

Summary: Implements instructor minimum qualifications for basic training.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Implementing statute referenced above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Dotti Wilke, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2539; Implementation and Enforcement: Marta Acedo, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2549.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This rule implements the RCW on training for Medicaid home care (agency and individual providers). The rule describes the requirements for instructors for basic training.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rules will not impose any additional cost to small businesses. A cost benefit analysis has been prepared, and a copy of this document may be obtained from the person listed below.

RCW 34.05.328 applies to this rule adoption. A cost benefit analysis has been prepared, and a copy of this document may be obtained from Tresa Harambasic, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2548, fax (360) 725-2646, e-mail haramtj@dshs.wa.gov.

Hearing Location: Office Building 2 - Auditorium (DSHS Headquarters) (parking at 12th and Washington), 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504, on June 25, 2002, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Andy Fernando, DSHS Rules Coordinator, by June 21, 2002, phone (360) 664-6094, TTY (360) 664-6178, e-mail fernaax@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, DSHS Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 664-6185, e-mail fernaax@dshs.wa.gov, by 5:00 p.m., June 25, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than June 26, 2002.

May 14, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3085.3
NEW SECTION
WAC 388-71-05949   What are the minimum qualifications for an instructor for basic or modified basic training?   An instructor for basic or modified basic training must meet the following minimum qualifications:

(1) General qualifications:

(a) Twenty-one years of age;

(b) Has not had a professional health care or social services license or certification revoked in Washington state. However, no license or certification is required.

(2) Education and work experience:

(a) Upon initial approval or hire, must have:

(i) A high school diploma and one year of caregiving experience within the last five years in an adult family home, boarding home, supported living through DDD per chapter 388-820 WAC, or home care setting; or

(ii) An associate degree in a health field and six months caregiving experience within the last five years in an adult family home, boarding home, supported living through DDD per chapter 388-820 WAC, or home care setting.

(3) Teaching experience:

(a) Must have one hundred hours of experience teaching adults on topics directly related to the basic training; or

(b) Meet up to forty hours of the one hundred hours of teaching experience, hour for hour, by teaching while being mentored by an instructor who meets these qualifications, and must attend a class on adult education that meets the requirements of WAC 388-71-05951.

(4) The instructor must be experienced in caregiving practices and capable of demonstrating competency with respect to the course content or units being taught;

(5) Instructors who will administer tests must have experience or training in assessment and competency testing; and

(6) If required under WAC 388-71-05923 or 388-71-05929, instructors must successfully complete basic or modified basic training prior to beginning to train others.

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