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Montana Assisted Living Regulations

Montana
Assisted Living
Regulations

Nursing Home Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 20 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Each active licensee must complete 20 hours of continuing education (CE) annually for renewal of a license.

24.162.2105

For more information visit Montana Board of Nursing Home Administrators.


Assisted Living Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 16 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

The administrator must show evidence of at least 16 contact hours of annual continuing education relevant to the individual's duties and responsibilities as administrator of the assisted living facility. 

Administrator Category C: at least eight of the 16 hours of annual continuing education the administrator must complete under ARM 37.106.2814(3) shall pertain to caring for persons with severe cognitive impairments.

37.106.2814  & 37.106.2891

For more information visit Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.


Staff Restraints Training

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: New Hire and Annually

 

Restraints, safety devices or postural supports may only be applied by staff who have received training in their use, as specified below and appropriate to the services provided by the facility.

2. Staff training shall include, at a minimum, information and demonstration in:

a. the proper techniques for applying and monitoring restraints, safety devices or postural supports;

b. skin care appropriate to prevent redness, breakdown and decubiti;

c. active and passive assisted range of motion to prevent joint contractures;

d. assessment of blood circulation to prevent obstruction of blood flow and promote adequate circulation to all extremities;

e. turning and positioning to prevent skin breakdown and keep the lungs clear;

f. potential risk for residents to become injured or asphyxiated because the resident is entangled in a bed rail or caught between the bed rail and mattress if the mattress or mattress pad is ill-fitted or is out of position;

g. provision of sufficient bed clothing and covering to maintain a normal body temperature;

h. provision of additional attention to meet the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of the resident; and

        1. techniques to identify behavioral symptoms that may trigger a resident's need for a restraint or safety device and to determine possible alternatives to their use. These include:

        2. observing the intensity, duration and frequency of the resident's behavior;

        3. identifying patterns over a period of time and factors that may trigger the behavior; and

        4. determining if the resident's behavior is:

                   A. new or if there is a prior history of the behavior;

                   B. the result of mental, emotional, or physical illness;

                   C. or a radical departure from the resident's normal personality.


Training described in (2) must meet the following criteria:

a. training must be provided by a licensed health care professional or a social worker with experience in a health care facility

37.106.2908

For more information visit Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.


Medication Aide II (Licensed) Continuing Education

Hours: 12 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Must complete 12 contact hours of continuing education each annual license renewal period. 

The continuing education must be in pharmacology and medication administration.

24.159.912 

For more information visit Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.


LPN/RN Continuing Education

Hours: 24 Hours
Frequency: : Every 2 years

 

24 contact hours of continuing education every two years due by the time of license renewal. 

24.159.2102  

For more information visit Montana Board of Nursing.


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