Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals
Facilities and Programs
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-24-21
§ 40.1-24-21. Competency evaluation and training programs for residential instructors.
Individuals employed as residential instructors in privately and publicly operated residential programs for persons who are developmentally disabled, licensed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, shall successfully pass a qualifying competency evaluation or complete a training program. Competency evaluation and training programs must be approved by the division of developmental disabilities of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals and incorporated into the department's rules, regulations, and standards for licensing facilities pursuant to this chapter of this title. The residential instructor competency evaluation and curriculum shall be assembled by December 31, 1991. Those employees hired after December 31, 1991, shall complete the required residential instructor training within the first six (6) months of employment. The competency evaluations for staff employed as of June 18, 1991, shall be completed by March 31, 1992.
History of Section.
P.L. 1991, ch. 301, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 112; P.L. 1999, ch. 130, § 112; P.L. 2001, ch. 385, § 2.