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Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Washington Ballot Measure - Initiative 1029

Election: General Nov. 4, 2008 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Health and Health Care
Senior Citizens
Employment and Affirmative Action

Summary

Beginning January 1, 2010, this measure would require certification for long-term care workers for the elderly and persons with disabilities, requiring a written examination, increased and additional criminal background checks. Continuing education would be required in order to retain certification. Disciplinary standards and procedures would be applied to long-term care workers who are certified as home care aides. Certain workers would be exempt based on prior employment, training or other circumstances.

Measure Text

This measure would require long-term care workers to be certified as home care aides based on an examination, with exceptions; increase training and criminal background check requirements; and establish disciplinary standards and procedures. Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

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