TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17.4
Assisted Living Residence Licensing Act

SECTION 23-17.4-15.8


§ 23-17.4-15.8 Staff.

(a) The administrator shall be responsible for ensuring sufficient and qualified staff to provide a safe and healthy environment and to provide the services specified on each resident's service plan. The department shall establish requirements for staff qualifications and training for each level of license.

(b) The requirements for dementia care units shall include staff training on dementia care issues and practices as follows:

(1) All staff of dementia-level licensed residences that have direct contact with residents shall have four (4) hours of initial training on dementia-care issues and practices and two (2) hours of continued education annually thereafter.

(2) Training on dementia care issues and practices provided and documented at any licensed assisted living residence or nursing facility or by an entity authorized to provide continuing education credits may be counted toward meeting these requirements. At least one qualified awake and on duty staff person shall be on the premises at all times.

(c) The requirements for residences that provide limited health services shall include staff training on limited health services care issues and practice as follows:

(1) All staff delivering direct service with residents for limited health services in assisted living residences shall have initial training on delivering limited health service care and practice of continued education as determined through rules and regulations promulgated by the department of health.

(2) Training on limited health service issues and practices provided and documented at any assisted living residence or nursing facility or by an entity authorized to provide continuing education credits as determined through rules and regulations promulgated by the department of health.

(3) Staff delivering limited health services shall be supervised in accordance with subdivision 23-17.4-2(11) and all provisions of this chapter, with the specialized knowledge, judgment and skills related to the delivery of limited health services twenty-four (24) hours a day seven (7) days a week as determined through rules and regulations promulgated by the department of health.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2002, ch. 157, § 3; P.L. 2002, ch. 158, § 3; P.L. 2006, ch. 541, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 550, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 294, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 379, § 1.)