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West Virginia Home Care Regulations

West Virginia
Home Care
Regulations

Direct Care Worker Continuing Education

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Annually

 

Direct Care Worker Annual Training Requirements

CPR; First Aid; OSHA; Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation; and HIPAA training must be kept current.

A. CPR is current as defined by the terms of the certifying agency.

B. First Aid, if provided by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or other qualified provider, current is defined by the terms of that entity. If provided by the provider agency nurse certified CPR instructor, must be renewed every 12 months or less. Training will be considered current in the month it initially occurred. (Example: if First Aid training was conducted May 10, 2014, it will be valid through May 31, 2015.)

C. Universal Precautions Training; Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation; and HIPAA training must be
renewed every 12 months or less. Training will be determined current in the month it initially
occurred. (See example above.) In addition, four hours of training focused on enhancing direct care service delivery knowledge and skills must be provided annually. Member specific on-the-job training can be counted toward this requirement.

BMS Provider Manual Page 1 Chapter 517 Personal Care Services

For more information visit West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources
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