WSR 18-19-108
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed September 19, 2018, 11:57 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-05-022.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to create new sections and amend existing sections within chapter 388-112A WAC, Residential long-term care services training, these sections provide training and certification requirements for long-term care workers in residential settings, along with instructor and curricula standards.
Hearing Location(s): On November 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Office Building 2, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504. Public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than November 7, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, email, fax 360-664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., November 6, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jeff Kildahl, DSHS rules consultant, phone 360-664-6092, fax 360-664-6185, TTY 711 relay service, email, by October 23, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is amending chapter 388-112A WAC, Residential long-term care services training. The proposed rules include the following changes: WAC 388-112A-0050, 388-112A-0060, 388-112A-0070, and 388-112A-0090, contain technical corrections on identifying qualifying credential for exemption; 388-112A-0125, clarifies employment and training records that caregivers should provide and employers review prior to hire; 388-112A-0495, corrects language to be consistent with statute requirements in RCW 18.20.270; 388-112A-0590, clarifies when training may be applied to the seventy-hour long-term care worker basic training; 388-112A-0600, renumbers provisions for clarity; 388-112A-0610, 388-112A-0611, and 388-112A-0612, clarify continuing education requirements with regard to deadlines and unique employment situations where workers leave and return to long-term care settings; 388-112A-1020, clarifies training preapproval, and online requirements; and 388-112A-1240, 388-112A-1270, and 388-112A-1285, contain technical corrections to clarify instructor qualifications.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: These changes are necessary to clarify caregiver training, certification requirements, and training program requirements.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: 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, 70.97.080.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.39A.074, 18.88B.021.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: DSHS, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Suemary Trobaugh, 4450 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, 360-725-2516; Implementation and Enforcement: Christine Morris, 4450 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, 360-725-2549.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Angel Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5310 [98504-5600], phone 360-725-2495, fax 360-725-2646, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(5) because the department prepared an analysis under RCW 34.05.328.
Explanation of exemptions, if necessary: The proposed amendments do not impose more than minor costs on small businesses so a small business economic impact statement is not required.
September 13, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator
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