Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-806 - Training

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Prelicensure training. Before a license is issued, each applicant shall participate in and successfully complete the following:
(1) A face-to-face, instructor-led family foster home preparatory program approved by the department;
(2) a face-to-face, instructor-led first aid training course that lasts at least three clock-hours;
(3) training in universal precautions; and
(4) medication administration training.
(b) In-service training. Each licensee shall obtain at least eight clock-hours of training in each licensing year, including at least two clock-hours obtained through participation in group training, including workshops, conferences, and academic coursework. The training topics shall provide the opportunity to develop competency in two or more of the following areas:
(1) Attachment issues and disorders;
(2) behavior and guidance, including managing aggressive behavior and de-escalation methods, including the use of time-out;
(3) child development;
(4) communicating with the families of children in foster care;
(5) constructive problem solving;
(6) health;
(7) home safety;
(8) human sexuality;
(9) interactions with children;
(10) regulations governing family foster homes;
(11) medication administration;
(12) post-traumatic stress disorder;
(13) separation issues; and
(14) specific topics related to children with special needs.
(c) Additional training requirements.
(1) Each licensee shall participate in any additional or alternative training required by the sponsoring childplacing agency.
(2) Each caregiver using physical restraint shall have a current certificate documenting completion of physical restraint and de-escalation training approved by the secretary.
(d) Failure to meet training requirements.
(1) Each licensee who fails to meet training requirements for any licensing year shall complete a corrective action plan developed with the sponsoring child-placing agency to comply with prior licensing year requirements. The training hours obtained under the corrective action plan shall apply only to the prior licensing year. Failure to successfully complete the corrective action plan within 30 days after the initiation of the corrective action plan may result in an enforcement action.
(2) Each corrective action plan shall include the licensee's plan for maintaining compliance with this regulation.
(3) A licensee shall not accept any new child for placement until the sponsoring child-placing agency documents that the corrective action plan has been successfully completed by the licensee and the training obtained by the licensee that meets the requirements of subsection (b).


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-806
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-508; effective March 28, 2008.

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