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Ohio Assisted Living Regulations

Ohio
Assisted Living
Regulations

Nursing Home Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 20 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Annually, a minimum of twenty clock hours of approved continuing education shall be required for renewal of registration of the nursing home administrator license. 

The board will also accept continuing education courses approved by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB). There are no restrictions on the number of hours you may submit from NAB-approved courses (excluding self-study/webinar/dl).

in = in class; the continuing education course occurs in a classroom setting. There is no limit to number of hours accepted.

dl = distance learning; the continuing education course is the same as webinar, self-study, or on-line type courses. Only ten (10) hours of this type of units are accepted.

4751‐1‐10 

For more information visit Ohio Department of Aging.

Assisted Living Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 9 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

The administrator shall receive annually at least nine hours of continuing education in the fields of gerontology, health care, business administration, or residential care facility operation.

OAC 3701-17-55

For more information visit Ohio Department of Aging.

Direct Care Staff Continuing Education

Hours: 8 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Successfully complete at least eight hours of continuing education annually.

OAC 3701-17-55

For more information visit Ohio Department of Health.

All Staff Cognitive Impairment Training Continuing Education

Hours: 4 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Except as provided in paragraph (I) of this rule, staff members employed by a residential care facility, or part thereof, that admits or retains residents with late-stage cognitive impairment with significant ongoing daily living assistance needs, or cognitive impairments with increased emotional needs or presenting behaviors that cause problems for the resident or other residents, or both, shall have:  

Four hours of continuing education in the care of such residents annually. These four hours of continuing education may be counted toward the continuing education requirements of paragraph (E)(4) of this rule.

OAC 3701-17-55

For more information visit Ohio Department of Health.

All Staff Mental Illness Continuing Education

Hours: 4 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Except as provided in paragraph (I) of this rule, staff members employed by a residential care facility, or part thereof, that admits or retains residents with diagnoses of serious mental illness shall have:

Four hours of continuing education in the care of such residents annually. These four hours of continuing education may be counted toward the continuing education requirements.

OAC 3701-17-55

For more information visit Ohio Department of Health.

Resident Rights & Staff Responsibility Training

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Annually

 

1. The residents' rights and the staff's responsibility in implementation of the rights;
2. The staff's obligation to provide all residents who have similar needs with comparable service.

OAC 3701-17-55

For more information visit Ohio Department of Health.

Nurse Aide Continuing Education

Hours: 12 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

The facility shall assure that each nurse aide receives at least twelve hours of formal in-service education each year and that each nurse aide who works in a specialty unit receives sufficient additional hours of training each year to ensure competency and to meet the special needs of the residents of that specialty unit.

In-service education may be obtained through web-based training programs. For purposes of this paragraph, the year within which a nurse aide must receive continuing education is calculated based on the commencement of employment.  In-service education shall be sufficient to ensure the continuing competence of nurse aides and address areas of weakness as determined in nurse aides' performance reviews and shall address the assessed needs of residents as determined by their care plan. It also shall include, but is not limited to, training for nurse aides providing nursing and nursing-related services to residents with cognitive impairment. The in-service education for nurse aides working in specialty units shall address the assessed needs of the residents in the unit.

OAC 3701-17-07.1

For more information visit Ohio Board of Nursing.

Medication Aide Continuing Education

Hours: 15 Hours
Frequency: Biennially

 

During each certification period, a certified medication aide must obtain fifteen approved contact hours of continuing education that includes the following:

1. One hour of continuing education must be directly related to Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under that chapter. To qualify, this continuing education must be approved by an OBN approver as defined in paragraph (K) of rule 4723-14-01 of the Administrative Code, or an OBN approved provider unit as defined in paragraph (B) of rule 4723-14-01 of the Administrative Code;

2. One hour of continuing education must be directly related to establishing and maintaining professional boundaries; and

3. At least ten hours of continuing education must be related to medications or medication administration consistent with the function of the certified medication aide.

4723-27-05 & 4723-27-06

For more information visit Ohio Board of Nursing.

RN/LPN Continuing Education

Hours: 24 Hours
Frequency: Every 2 years

 

A nurse applying to renew an active license to practice nursing in Ohio must complete twenty-four contact hours of continuing education during the renewal period, unless an exception applies, and at least one of the required hours needs to be in category A continuing education.

4723-14-03

For more information visit Ohio Board of Nursing.

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