Information for Adult Family Home Providers

Announcements

Opioid Abuse Awareness
Opioids are a class of drugs commonly used to reduce pain.  75% of opioid misuse starts with people using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them.  Simple steps, like safe storage and disposal can prevent these powerful medications be diverted or misused.   Visit Washington state’s Starts with One website for resources on combating the opioid crisis.

Tax Exclusion
Do you qualify for this potential earned income tax exclusion?

Emergency Evacuations Reporting Reminder
In the event of a facility/home evacuation, you must report it to RCS.  Report online or call 1-800-562-6078.  Include the information in the list at this link in your report.


AFH Information

Yes, they will have to be Home Care Aide certified unless they meet one of the following exemptions:

  • RNs, LPNs, and certified nursing assistants (NA- C/CNA) or persons in an approved CNA training program;
  • Medicare certified home health aides;
  • Person with special education training and an endorsement granted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction; or
  • Employed as a LTC worker sometime between 1/1/2011 and 1/6/2012 AND who completed the training requirements in effect at the time.  Must have proof of that employment meeting the requirements of DOH WAC 246-980-070.  Long-Term Care Employment Verification form (DOH 675-006)