section .0500 - staff orientation, training, competency and
10A NCAC 13F .0501 PERSONAL CARE TRAINING AND COMPETENCY
(a) An adult care home shall assure that staff who provide
or directly supervise staff who provide personal care to residents successfully
complete an 80-hour personal care training and competency evaluation program
established by the Department. Directly supervise means being on duty in the
facility to oversee or direct the performance of staff duties. Copies of the
80-hour training and competency evaluation program are available at the cost of
printing and mailing by contacting the Division of Health Service Regulation,
Adult Care Licensure Section, 2708 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2708.
(b) The facility shall assure that training specified in
Paragraph (a) of this Rule is successfully completed within six months after
hiring for staff hired after September 1, 2003. Documentation of the
successful completion of the 80-hour training and competency evaluation program
shall be maintained in the facility and available for review.
(c) The Department shall exempt staff from the 80-hour
training and competency evaluation program who are:
(1) licensed health professionals;
(2) listed on the Nurse Aide Registry; or
(3) documented as having successfully completed
a 40-45 hour or 75-80 hour training program or competency evaluation program
approved by the Department since January 1, 1996 according to Rule .0502 of
(d) The facility shall assure that staff who perform or
directly supervise staff who perform personal care receive on-the-job training
and supervision as necessary for the performance of individual job assignments
prior to meeting the training and competency requirements of this Rule.
Documentation of the on-the-job training shall be maintained in the facility
and available for review.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131D-2; 131D-4.5;
143B-165; S.L. 1999-0334; 2002-0160;
Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;
Eff. May 1, 1997;
Temporary Amendment Eff. December 1, 1999;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2000;
Temporary Amendment Eff. September 1, 2003;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2004.