Assisted Living Administrator Requirements

Assisted Living Administrator Requirements

We want to inform you that the emergency rule which suspends the assisted living administrator requirements will not be extended again. These rules have been suspended since April of 2020. The administrator requirements will go back into place starting on August 13th. The department will then begin the rulemaking process to amend the WACs to permanently carve out the period the requirements were suspended. Below are the exact WAC requirements that are suspended.

WAC 388-78A-2524(1) Administrator qualification — Certification of training, and three years experience Suspends requirement for administrator to obtain administrator training certification prior to assuming duties if the person has three years experience
WAC 388-78A-2525(1) Administrator qualification — Associate degree, certification of training, and two years experience Suspends requirement for administrator to obtain administrator training certification within six months of assuming duties if the person holds an associate degree and two years experience
WAC 388-78A-2526(1) Administrator qualifications — Bachelor’s degree, certification of training, and one year experience Suspends requirement for administrator to obtain administrator training certification within six months of assuming duties if the person holds a bachelor’s degree and one year experience

The department will be releasing a Dear Provider letter this week with more details. We will continue to update you as we get more information. 


Questions?

Contact:

Alyssa Odegaard – Vice President, Public Policy 
c: 206-948-2279

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