End of COVID-19 Emergency Orders and State of Emergency by October 31

On Sept. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the upcoming rescission of all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency by Oct. 31.

Reminder about mandatory training requirements. Training may count toward nursing continuing education hours.

Suicide Prevention Training Requirement for Nurses

Per RCW 43.70.442 RNs, LPNs, ARNPs must take a 6-hour suicide prevention course.

Visit DOH Suicide Prevention Training for Health Professionals for more information including the Model List of approved training programs. 

Nursing Telemedicine Training Requirement for Nurses

Per RCW 43.70.495 RNs, LPNs, ARNPs who provide clinical services through telemedicine must complete telemedicine training.

The following training meets the requirements in the law:

NCQAC advisory opinions on telehealth nursing: