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North Carolina Assisted Living Regulations

North Carolina
Assisted Living
Regulations

Personal Care Services Continuing Education

Hours: 30 Hours
Frequency: Biennially

 

Every licensee shall document successful completion of at least 30 hours of approved continuing education for each biennial period of registration.

Continuing education credit for licensees may include up to 10 hours for participation in distance learning courses.

21 NCAC 37H .0101

For more information visit North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Assisted Living Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 30 Hours
Frequency: Every 2 years

 

Topics and course content should be relevant to adult care home operation and management to include such areas as resident care skills, needs of the elderly and physical or mentally handicapped persons, rules and regulations, management and supervisory skills, and issues impacting adult care.

Certificates must indicate course name, date of completion, number of hours completed, name of participant, signature of instructor, and contact information of the instructor or program.

No more than eight hours per day will be accepted.

Courses repeated in the calendar year will only count once toward the administrator's renewal.   Administrator certifications are initially due for renewal by December 31st of the following year after their certification.  After the initial renewal, certified administrators are required to complete at least 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years.

10A NCAC 13F .0402 / 10A NCAC 13F. 1703

For more information visit North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

 

Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit Continuing Education

Hours: 12 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

As with other special care unit staff, the care coordinator and aide would have to have 12 hours of continuing education annually.

Six of those hours would have to be dementia specific. The additional six hours would have to be in the area of medication administration for the care coordinator since that is a supervisory position. The same is true for the aide if the aide administers medication. Otherwise, the aide could take the remaining six hours of required continuing education in areas related to the care of older or disabled adults.

10A NCAC 13F ; 10A NCAC 13F .1309 

For more information visit North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

 

Mental Health Disorders Special Care Unit Training

Hours: 8 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Prior to establishing a special care unit for residents with a mental health disability, the administrator shall document receipt of at least 20 hours of training specific to the population by a qualified mental health professional, as defined in 10A NCAC 27G .0104(18), for each special care unit to be operated. 

The administrator shall have in place a plan to train other staff assigned to the unit that identifies content, texts, sources, evaluations and schedules regarding training achievement.

Within the first week of employment, each employee assigned to perform duties in the special care unit shall complete six hours of orientation on the nature and needs of the residents.

Within six months of employment, direct care staff shall complete 20 hours of training specific to the population being served.

In addition to the training required in Rule .0501 of this Subchapter, direct care staff assigned to the unit shall complete at least 8 hours of continuing education annually that is specific to the needs of the residents.

10A NCAC 13F .1409

For more information visit North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

 

Personal Care Training and Competency Continuing Education

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Annually

 

Annually Training including:

1. Basic Infection Control
2. HIPPA
3. Residents rights

10A NCAC 13F .0501

For more information visit North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Supervisor Continuing Education

Hours: 12 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Earn at least 12 hours a year of continuing education credits related to the care of aged and disabled persons in accordance with procedures established by the Department of Health and Human Services.

10A NCAC 13F .0605

For more information visit North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

 

Medication Aide Continuing Education

Hours: 6 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Medication aides and staff who directly supervise the administration of medications, except persons authorized by state occupational licensure laws to administer medications, shall complete six hours of continuing education annually related to medication administration.

10A NCAC 13F .0403  

For more information visit North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

 

Psychotropic Medication Continuing Education

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Annually

 

The facility shall assure that personal care aides and their direct supervisors receive training annually about the desired and undesired effects of psychotropic medications, including alternative behavior interventions. 

10A NCAC 13F .1002

For more information visit North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

 

RN Continuing Education

Hours: 15 Hours
Frequency: Biennially

 

15 contact hours of continued education and 640 hours of active practice within previous 2 years.

21 NCAC 36 .0232

For more information visit North Carolina Board of Nursing.

 

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