Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-808 - Staff Qualifications, Training, and Responsibilities

Current through Register Vol. 27, No. 52, December 24, 2021

A. The licensee shall maintain documentation of the following for each direct care staff:
1. Age 18 years or older;
2. References from persons other than family members;
3. Knowledge, skills, and experience sufficient to carry out the requirements of the position;
4. Fingerprinting, fingerprint clearance, and a statement by the direct care staff regarding criminal record; and
5. Current licenses, certifications, or registrations required for the position or required by Arizona statute.
B. The licensee shall maintain documentation of the fingerprinting, fingerprint clearance for a license renewal, and employee's statement regarding criminal record for each person required to be fingerprinted according to this Article.
C. The licensee shall maintain documentation of successful completion of required training by each direct care staff.
D. The licensee shall have and implement a written training curriculum which lists required training topics and which includes for each topic, at a minimum:
1. Course outline,
2. Timeliness for completion, and
3. Criteria for successful completion.
E. When a community residential service is delivered, and unless a client is utilizing ISPP-authorized unsupervised time, a direct care staff shall be present who has completed the following required training, at a minimum:
1. Orientation to the specific needs of clients living in the community residential setting, including their ISPPs and individualized health and safety needs;
2. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), provided by a certified instructor;
3. First aid, provided by a certified instructor;
4. Agency health and safety policies and procedures as required by this Article including, at a minimum:
a. Client behaviors;
b. Incidents;
c. Neglect and abuse;
d. Medications;
e. Detection of signs of injury, illness, infectious diseases, and changes in health status;
f. Response to non-emergency conditions requiring prompt medical attention; and
g. Procedures to be followed in medical emergencies and in rendering emergency medical care.
5. Safety procedures, including the agency plan for meeting potential emergencies and disasters, as required by R6-6-713;
6. Provisions of R6-6-902 related to prohibited practices;
7. Client intervention techniques, if relevant to the needs of clients in the community residential setting, provided by a certified instructor;
8. Medication administration, if relevant to the needs of clients in the community residential setting; and
9. Seizures, if relevant to the needs of clients in the community residential setting.
F. Within 14 calendar days of the date the person begins employment at a community residential setting, each direct care staff shall complete an orientation to specific needs of clients living in the community residential setting, including their ISPPs and individualized health and safety needs.
G. Within 90 calendar days of the date that the person begins employment at the community residential setting, each direct care staff shall complete the following required training:
1. Techniques for meeting the individualized health and safety needs of clients living in the community residential setting;
2. Health and safety, including:
a. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), provided by a certified instructor;
b. First aid, provided by a certified instructor;
c. Safety procedures, including the agency plan for meeting potential emergencies and disasters, as required by R6-6-713;
d. Medication administration; and
e. Seizures.
3. Mission and values of the Division and the community residential setting;
4. Agency policies and procedures;
5. Interactions with clients, including:
a. Respect, dignity, and positive interactions with clients;
b. Skill-building techniques;
c. Prevention of behavioral incidents; and
d. Article 9.
6. ISPP process;
7. Communication with families;
8. Client rights; and
9. Confidentiality.
H. Each direct care staff shall also have training relevant to the staff's assigned responsibilities and as necessary to carry out objectives, agreements, and assignments as specified in the ISPP and to meet the client's individualized health care and safety needs.
I. Each direct dare staff shall review, at least annually, agency policies and procedures required by this Article and the plan for meeting potential emergencies and disasters, as required by R6-6-713.
J. After the initial 90-day training, each direct care staff member shall have current training in the following:
1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), provided by a certified instructor;
2. First aid, provided by a certified instructor; and
3. Client intervention techniques, provided by a certified instructor, if relevant to the needs of clients in the community residential setting.

Notes

Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-808
Adopted effective August 30, 1994, under an exemption from the provisions of A.R.S. Title 41, Chapter 6 (Supp. 94-3).

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