Information for Adult Family Home Providers


Epidemic Preparedness and Response Guidelines

Please watch your email for a link to participate in the pilot Staff Stability Survey-Aging and Physical Disabilities (SS-AD), which runs through October 31, 2022. Your valuable feedback is needed!

Staff Stability Webinar:

RCS/DOH Medical Test Site Waiver Regulatory Requirements (MTSW) Webinar

RCS Reimplementation Webinar

LTC COVID Response (formerly Safe Start) for AFH-ALF-ESF (February 23, 2022)

Latest Guidance Regarding COVID-19

See provider letters for the latest guidance from the department regarding COVID-19.  Additional resources are available on the ALTSA and DOH web pages to assist long-term and residential care facilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. See also CDC Recommendations for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings

COVID-19 Information for new LTC Providers

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Newly Licensed Long-Term Care Providers

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)