Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-906 - Training

A. Any person who is involved in the use of a behavior treatment plan shall be trained by the Division or trained by an instructor approved by the Division prior to such involvement.
B. Initial training shall cover at a minimum:
1. Provisions of law related to:
a. Interventions; particularly this Article and 42 CFR 483.450 October 1, 1992), incorporated herein by reference and on file with the Office of the Secretary of State;
b. Legally mandated rights of individuals with developmental disabilities; particularly A.R.S. §§ 36-551.01, 36-561 and 42 CFR 483.420 (October 1, 1992), incorporated herein by reference and on file with the Office of the Secretary of State;
c. Confidentiality; particularly A.R.S. §§ 41-1959 and 36-586.01 and 42 CFR 483.410(c)(2) (October 1, 1992), incorporated herein by reference and on file with the Office of the Secretary of State.
d. Abuse and neglect prohibitions pursuant to A.R.S. § 36-569.
2. Intervention techniques, treatment and services, particularly addressing the risks and side effects that may adversely affect clients.
3. A general orientation to:
a. Division goals with respect to the provision of services to people with developmental disabilities.
b. Related policies and instructions of the Division.
C. With respect to the use of interventions, training shall include hands-on or practical experience to be conducted by instructors approved by the Division, using a curriculum approved by the Division, and who have experience in the actual use of interventions as opposed to administrative responsibility for such use.
D. In addition to initial training, the Division shall ensure that refresher training is available as necessary to maintain currency in knowledge and recent technical trends related to intervention for the management of inappropriate behavior.
E. Physical management techniques shall only be used by those persons specifically trained in their use.
F. The following records and documents related to training shall be maintained by the Division for five years and be available for public inspection.
1. A summary of the training plan adopted by the Division in compliance with this Section, including schedules, instructors, topics, and expressed parameters of the hands-on or practical experience component of the training.
2. Required special knowledge, skills, training, education or experience of the instructors related to managing inappropriate behaviors.
3. A list of persons satisfactorily completing initial and refresher courses and course dates.
G. The Division shall review the training plan at least every two years for compliance with all applicable provisions of law and Division policy as well as for the protection of clients.

Notes

Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-906
Adopted effective February 21, 1990 (Supp. 90-1). Amended effective June 7, 1993, under an exemption from A.R.S. Title 41, Chapter 6 (Supp. 93-2). Former Section R6-6-906 renumbered to R6-6-905, new Section R6-6-906 renumbered from R6-6-907 and amended effective September 30, 1993, under an exemption from A.R.S. Title 41, Chapter 6 (Supp. 93-3).

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