On November 2011, new requirements to becoming a qualified Long-Term-Care Worker (LTC worker) for Adult Family Home (AFH’s) and Assisted Living Facilities (ALF’s) has passed. Initiative 1163 The new regulations/requirements are effective on January 07, 2012. Initiative 1163 Training Requirements will NOT affect RN’s, LPN’s or NAC (see Exemption) www.adsa.dshs.wa.gov/professional/training
Go to: www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/long-term-care-professionals-providers Scroll down to, and click on -> “Training Requirements & Classes” This section offers links to information regarding Training Requirements for LTC workers for AFH’s and ALF’s and how to become approved to teach Orientation and Safety Training in your AFH or ALF.
As of 01/07/2012 the “28 Hour Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving” Training is replaced with the Core Basic Training As of 01/07/2012 there is no more “Self-Study Modified Fundamentals of Caregiving” training for NAC, LPN’s or RN’s.