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Minnesota Assisted Living Regulations

Minnesota
Assisted Living
Regulations

Nursing Home Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 20 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

At the time of license renewal, each licensee shall provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the licensee has completed in the preceding year 20 CE credits of acceptable continuing education activities.

Minnesota Administrative Rules 6400.6800

For more information visit Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.


All Staff Emergency and Disaster Training

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Annually

 

Each registered housing with services establishment must provide emergency and disaster training to all staff during the initial staff orientation and annually thereafter and must make emergency and disaster training available to all tenants annually.

Staff who have not received emergency and disaster training are allowed to work only when trained staff are also working on site.

144D.11

For more information visit Minnesota Department of Health.


All Staff Dementia Care Training

Hours: 4 Hours / 2 Hours
Frequency: Varies

 

Supervisors of direct-care staff must have at least four hours of initial training on topics specified under paragraph (b) within 120 working hours of the employment start date, and must have at least two hours of training on topics related to dementia care for each 12 months of employment thereafter.

Direct-care employees must have completed at least four hours of initial training on topics specified under paragraph (b) within 160 working hours of the employment start date. Until this initial training is complete, an employee must not provide direct care unless there is another employee on site who has completed the initial four hours of training on topics related to dementia care and who can act as a resource and assist if issues arise.

A trainer of the requirements under paragraph (b) or supervisor meeting the requirements under paragraph (a), clause (1), must be available for consultation with the new employee until the training requirement is complete.

Direct-care employees must have at least two hours of training on topics related to dementia for each 12 months of employment thereafter.

Staff who do not provide direct care, including maintenance, housekeeping, and food service staff, must have at least four hours of initial training on topics specified under paragraph (b) within 160 working hours of the employment start date, and must have at least two hours of training on topics related to dementia care for each 12 months of employment thereafter.

b. Areas of required training include:

        1. an explanation of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders;

        2. assistance with activities of daily living;

        3. problem solving with challenging behaviors; and

        4. communication skills.

144D.065

For more information visit Minnesota Department of Health.


Special Program/Care Unit: Staff Dementia Care Training

Hours: Varies
Frequency: Annually

 

If a housing with services establishment registered under this chapter has a special program or special care unit for residents with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias or advertises, markets, or otherwise promotes the establishment as providing services for persons with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, whether in a segregated or general unit, employees of the establishment and of the establishment's arranged home care provider must meet the following training requirements:

1. supervisors of direct-care staff must have at least eight hours of initial training on topics specified under paragraph (b) within 120 working hours of the employment start date, and must have at least two hours of training on topics related to dementia care for each 12 months of employment thereafter.

2. direct-care employees must have completed at least eight hours of initial training on topics specified under paragraph (b) within 160 working hours of the employment start date. Until this initial training is complete, an employee must not provide direct care unless there is another employee on site who has completed the initial eight hours of training on topics related to dementia care and who can act as a resource and assist if issues arise. A trainer of the requirements under paragraph (b), or a supervisor meeting the requirements in clause (1), must be available for consultation with the new employee until the training requirement is complete.
Direct-care employees must have at least two hours of training on topics related to dementia for each 12 months of employment thereafter.

3. staff who do not provide direct care, including maintenance, housekeeping, and food service staff, must have at least four hours of initial training on topics specified under paragraph (b) within 160 working hours of the employment start date, and must have at least two hours of training on topics related to dementia care for each 12 months of employment thereafter; and

4. new employees may satisfy the initial training requirements by producing written proof of previously completed required training within the past 18 months.

(b) Areas of required training include:
1. an explanation of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders;
2. assistance with activities of daily living;
3. problem solving with challenging behaviors; and
4. communication skills.

144D.065

For more information visit Minnesota Department of Health.


Assisted Living Manager Continuing Education

Hours: 30 Hours
Frequency: Every 2 years

 

The person primarily responsible for oversight and management of a housing with services establishment, as designated by the owner of the housing with services establishment, must obtain at least 30 hours of continuing education every two years of employment as the manager in topics relevant to the operations of the housing with services establishment and the needs of its tenants.

Continuing education earned to maintain a professional license, such as nursing home administrator license, nursing license, social worker license, and real estate license, can be used to complete this requirement.

For managers of establishments identified in section 325F.72, this continuing education must include at least eight hours of documented training on the topics identified in section 144D.065, paragraph (b), within 160 working hours of hire, and two hours of training on these topics for each 12 months of employment thereafter.

For managers of establishments not covered by section 325F.72, but who provide assisted living services under chapter 144G, this continuing education must include at least four hours of documented training on the topics identified in section 144D.065, paragraph (b), within 160 working hours of hire, and two hours of training on these topics for each 12 months of employment thereafter.

144D.10

For more information visit Minnesota Department of Health.


LPN Continuing Education

Hours: 12 Hours
Frequency: Every 24 months

 

A licensed practical nurse shall participate in the ratio of at least one contact hour of acceptable continuing education for each two months of registration.

6310.2800

For more information visit Minnesota Board of Nursing.


RN Continuing Education

Hours: 24 Hours
Frequency: Every 24 months

A registered nurse shall participate in the ratio of at least one contact hour of acceptable continuing education for each month of registration.

6310.2800

For more information visit Minnesota Board of Nursing.


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