May 2012

New CE Implementation

FAQS ON CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) REQUIREMENTS

The following information has answers to frequently asked questions about the new CE requirements taking effect July 1, 2012.  This will help you understand what is expected and how to handle the transitions required.

WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE CE AND WHEN AFTER 7/1/2012?

The following workers must complete 12 hours of CE by their birthdate.


Extension for Completing HCA Training

Hello everyone!

I just realized that I forgot to post the emergency ruling about the HCA training that came out a couple of weeks ago.

All HCA students whose dates of hire are between January 7, 2012 through March 29, 2012 will have until July 27, 2012 to finish their training requirements and then have until August 26th to become certified as Home Care Aides.

All long term care workers hired after March 30, 2012 that are required to complete HCA certification will have 120 days to complete their training and 150 days to become certified.