(1) The licensee shall ensure and document that:
(a) Individuals who provide personal support services demonstrate basic competency in the following skill/knowledge areas prior to beginning work with service recipients:
1. Observing, reporting and documenting changes in service recipient's daily living skills;
2. Abuse, neglect, exploitation, detection, reporting and prevention;
3. Service recipient rights;
4. Universal health precautions, including infection control;
5. How to assist service recipients with personal hygiene;
6. Service recipient safety; and
7. Procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency or disaster that at least includes emergency transportation, emergency medical care and staff coverage in such events;
(b) Individuals who provide medication assistance receive documented training in medication assistance performed by, or under the general supervision of, a registered nurse and consistent with T.C.A. § 63-7-102;
(c) Individuals who provide personal support services receive training on job related topics at least annually; and
(d) Documented training specific to meeting individual service recipient needs in the areas of self-care, household management and community living, and methodologies for service delivery.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-38-.08
Original rule filed November 20, 2009; effective February 18, 2010. Repeal and new rules filed March 4, 2016; effective 6/2/2016.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-4-103, 33-1-302, 33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, 33-2-302, 33-2-404, and 33-2-407.

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