Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65G-10.004 - Support Coordinator Basic Pre-Service Level 1 Training and In-Person Level 2 Training

Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022

(1) Any person who wishes to provide support coordination services must have the requisite knowledge and experience as set forth in the Florida Medicaid Developmental Disabilities Individual Budgeting Waiver Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook ("Handbook"), adopted in Rule 59G-13.070, F.A.C., prior to taking the Basic Training.
(2) The requirements for Basic Training are identified in the iBudget Handbook and must be completed prior to taking the WSC In-Person Level 2 competency-based assessment.
(3) Any Basic Training that must to be taken on a periodic basis does not count toward in-service training requirements.
(4) Persons interested in providing support coordination services who enrolled after the effective date of this rule, July 1, 2021, must complete both the Pre-Service Level 1 ("Level" 1) training and the In-Person Level 2 ("Level 2") training which include the Level 1 and Level 2 competency-based assessments, as provided by the Agency.
(5) The WSC Pre-Service Level 1 training consists of self-paced, online training modules in the LMS that describe foundational concepts and requirements related to Waiver support coordination services. The Pre-Service Level 1 training curriculum can be found at on the Agency's website at www.apdcares.org.
(a) At the end of the Level 1 training, the trainee must complete the Level 1 competency-based assessment with a score of 85% or higher to receive credit.
(b) Trainees must pass the assessment within 30 days of completing the Level 1 training. Trainees who do not pass the Level 1 assessment within 30 days of the Level 1 training must retake the Level 1 training before they may retake the Level 1 competency-based assessment.
(c) In no instance shall a trainee be allowed to take the assessment more than 2 times within a 12-month period.
(d) Trainees must successfully pass the Level 1 competency-based assessment before taking the In-Person Level 2 training and signing a Medicaid Waiver Service Agreement with the Agency.
(6) The WSC In-Person Level 2 training will be provided by the Agency at the regional offices to provide hands on experience to practice key tasks related to Waiver Support Coordination and provides practical scenarios and experiences related to foundations learned in online training. The curriculum for the Level 2 training can be found on the Agency's website at www.apdcares.org.
(a) Trainees must bring their own laptop or other electronic device that is compatible with APD data management systems to the Level 2 training.
(b) Trainees who were unable to complete any portion of the Level 2 training must complete the missed portion(s) at the next available Level 2 training session.
(c) Trainees must attend all Level 2 training sessions before they may take the Level 2 competency-based assessment, which is documented by the trainee's signature on a daily attendance sheet, maintained by the Agency during the Level 2 Training, as proof of attendance.
(d) The Level 2 competency-based assessment, which is administered at the end of the Level 2 training, must be passed with a score of 85% or higher in order to receive credit.
(e) Trainees will receive a Certificate of Completion upon passing the Level 2 competency-based assessment. Each trainee is responsible for uploading his or her Certificate of Completion into the LMS system.
(f) Trainees must successfully pass the Level 2 assessment within 90 days of passing the Level 1 assessment.
(7) Individuals providing support coordination services who were enrolled before the effective date of this Rule, July 1, 2021, must complete the Level 1 training and pass the Agency's Level 1 competency-based assessment.
(a) These support coordinators must successfully complete the Agency's Level 1 competency-based assessment within 90 days after the effective date of this rule.
(b) Support coordinators who fail the Level 1 competency-based assessment, under this section, will be allowed to retake the Level 1 training and the Level 1 competency-based assessment. Upon failing to successfully pass the assessment after a second attempt, the Agency will terminate the support coordinator's MWSA.
(c) The Level 1 training, taken pursuant to section (4) of this rule, may be counted toward meeting the annual in-service training requirements, once.
(8) The Agency may require a support coordinator to retake any portion of the Pre-Service Training or any required Basic Training as a result of a QIO review of 86% or lower, as designated by the Agency.
(9) If a support coordinator discontinues providing support coordination services for more than 12 months and wants to return as a provider of support coordination services, all Basic Training and the Per-Service Level 1 and the Level 2 In-Person Training must be completed again.
(10) This rule is in effect for five years from its effective date.

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Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65G-10.004

Rulemaking Authority 393.0663(5), 393.501(1), 393.066(8) F.S. Law Implemented 393.066(2), 393.0663, 393.063 F.S.

Adopted by Florida Register Volume 47, Number 051, March 16, 2021 effective 7/1/2021.

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