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New Jersey Assisted Living Regulations

New Jersey
Assisted Living
Regulations

Nursing Home Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 60 Hours
Frequency: Triennially

 

As a condition of license renewal identified at N.J.A.C. 8:34-6.2, each licensed administrator shall successfully complete, before the end of each triennial licensure period, 60 hours of approved continuing education in health or health related courses, seminars or programs relevant to long-term care administration as determined by the Board.

New Jersey administrators are required to complete an ethics course specifically for Nursing Home Administrators.

N.J.A.C. 8:34-7.2

For more information visit New Jersey Department of Health.

Medication Aide Continuing Education

Hours: 10 Hours
Frequency: Biannually

 

The continuing education requirement shall include:

five hours for review of the fundamental principals of medication administration and the skills and knowledge necessary for the task of medication administration and five hours of continuing education and in-service training on topics of current drug use relevant to the elderly. 
The continuing education requirement shall be in addition to the continuing education requirement in N.J.A.C. 8:36-9.1(e)

N.J.A.C. 8:36-9.2 (§ 8:36-9.2 )

For more information visit New Jersey Department of Health.

Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 30 Hours
Frequency: Prior to license expiration

 

Complete at least 30 hours of continuing education regarding assisted living concepts and related topics, as specified and approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services.

Continuing education courses shall cover the topics described in the training program for assisted living administrators in N.J.A.C. 8:36-3.3(a)2, and be earned between the time the current certificate was issued and is due to expire.

N.J.A.C. 8:36-9.2 (§ 8:36-9.2 )

For more information visit New Jersey Department of Health.

All Staff Continuing Education

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Annually

 

The facility or program shall develop and implement a staff orientation and a staff education plan, including plans for each service and designation of person(s) responsible for training.

All personnel shall receive orientation at the time of employment and at least annual in-service education regarding, at a minimum, the following:

1. The provision of services and assistance in accordance with the concepts of assisted living and including care of residents with physical impairment;

2. Emergency plans and procedures;

3. The infection prevention and control program;

4. Resident rights;

5. Abuse and neglect;

6. Pain management; and

7. The care of residents with Alzheimer's and related dementia conditions and in accordance with N.J.A.C. 8:36-19.

§ 8:36-5.6

For more information visit New Jersey Department of Health.

Personal Care Assistant Continuing Education

Hours: 20 Hours
Frequency: Biannually

 

In order to be eligible to renew a current certification, the certified personal care assistant shall complete at least 20 hours, every two years, of continuing education in assisted living concepts and related topics, including cognitive and physical impairment and dementia.

N.J.A.C. 8:36-9.1

For more information visit New Jersey Department of Health.

LPN Continuing Education

Hours: 30 Hours
Frequency: Every 2 years

 

Upon biennial active license renewal, a registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse shall attest that he or she has completed courses of continuing education of the types and number of hours specified in (b), (c) and (d) below.

Each applicant for biennial active license renewal shall complete during the preceding biennial period a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education.

13:37-5.3

For more information visit New Jersey Board of Nursing.

 

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