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Alaska Assisted Living Regulations

Alaska
Assisted Living
Regulations

Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 18 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Each administrator shall complete 18 clock hours of continuing education annually.

A home may count in-service training as continuing education if that training increases the knowledge, abilities, or skills of care providers and is approved by the licensing agency.

7AAC 75.220(e) (1-4)

For more information visit Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Administrator

Hours: 20 Hours
Frequency: Initial

 

The individual must complete an approved management or administrator training course and have experience as indicated.

For Homes serving 1 – 10 Residents:

a. Documentation of a baccalaureate or higher degree in gerontology, health administration, or another health-related field, demonstrating to the Department’s satisfaction that such degree work is an equivalent to the required experience; OR

b. Documentation of completion of an approved management or administrator training course and at least one year of documented experience relevant to the population of residents to be served as a care provider, if the administrator will be providing direct care in the home, OR

c. Documented completion of a certified nurse aide training program approved by the Board of Nursing under 12 AAC 44.830, or that is equivalent in content to the requirements of 12 AAC 44.835(c), and have at least one year of documented experience relevant to the population of residents to be served, as a care provider, OR

d. At least two years of documented experience, relevant to the population of residents to be served, as a care provider, with documented skills or training relevant to the population of residents to be served, OR e. Sufficient documented experience in an out-of-home care facility, and sufficient training, education, or other similar experiences to fulfill the duties of an administrator of the type and size of home where the individual is to be employed and to meet the needs of the population of residents to be served. 

For Homes serving 11 or more Residents, or if the Administrator is administrator for more than one home where the total capacity of the homes is 11 or more residents:

a. The individual must complete an approved management or administrator training
course and have at least two years of documented experience, relevant to the
population of residents to be served, as a care provider, if the administrator will be
providing direct care in the home; OR

b. The individual must complete a certified nurse aide training program that the
Board of Nursing has approved under 12 AAC 44.830, or that is equivalent in
content to the requirements of 12 AAC 44.835(c) and have at least two years of
documented experience, relevant to the population of residents to be served as a
care provider; OR

c. The individual must have at least five years of documented experience, relevant to
the population of residents to be served, as an administrator or staff supervisor of
a home serving 10 or fewer residents; OR

d. The individual must submit proof that the individual is a licensed or practical nurse
or a registered nurse with documented experience relevant to the population of
residents to be served.

7 AAC 75.230

For more information visit Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

All Staff Initial Training

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: New Hire

 

Within 14 days of employment, each care provider must be oriented to the assisted living home’s policies and procedures on a variety of specified topics, such as:

Emergency procedures; recognition of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and mistreatment of residents; resident interactions; and reporting requirements.

7 AAC 75.240

For more information visit Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

All Staff Continuing Education

Hours: 12 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Each care provider shall complete 12 clock hours of continuing education annually.

A home may count in-service training as continuing education if that training increases the knowledge, abilities, or skills of care providers and is approved by the licensing agency.

AS 47.33, AS 47.32, AS 47.05, 7 AAC 75, 7 AAC 10; 7 AAC 75.220.

Certified Nurse Aide Continuing Education

Hours: 24 Hours
Frequency: Biennially

 

An applicant for renewal of a nurse aide certification must have successfully completed 24 contact hours of continuing education during the concluding certification period.

An applicant for renewal of a nurse aide certification for the first time:

1. must have successfully completed 12 contact hours of continuing education during the concluding certification period, if the applicant has been certified for at least one year during that period; and

2. is not required to complete continuing education requirements for the concluding certification period, if the applicant has been certified for less than one year during that period.

12 AAC 44.825.


For more information visit Alaska Board of Nursing.
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