WSR 02-15-064

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed July 11, 2002, 4:28 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 10, 2002.

Purpose: Adopting new WAC 388-71-05949 What are the minimum qualifications for an instructor for basic or modified basic training?, this rule, originally filed as proposed WAC 388-71-05950 in WSR 01-23-072, was revised as a result of public comments.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 74.39A RCW, Long-term care services options -- Expansion.

Other Authority: Chapter 121, Laws of 2000.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-23-072 on November 20, 2001, and WSR 02-11-129 (supplemental notice) on May 21, 2002.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: This rule was originally proposed as WAC 388-71-05950 in WSR 01-23-072. As a result of public comments, the rule was revised and reproposed as WAC 388-71-05949 in WSR 02-11-129.


Rules as Proposed Changes (additions underlined, deletions struck through) Explanation of changes
WAC 388-71-05949 What are the minimum qualifications for an instructor for basic or modified basic training?

(2)(a)(i) A high school diploma and one year of professional or 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 d

(ii) An associate degree in a health field and six months of professional or 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)(b) Meet up to Must have forty hours of the one hundred hours of 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.

(2)(a)(i) and (ii)

These changes were made in response to public comment. They allow professional experience as well as caregiving experience to meet the work requirement.

(3)(b) Clarification based on public comment.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

July 10, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3085.4
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 professional or 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 of professional or 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) Must have forty hours of 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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