§ 6400.46. Staff training.

 (a)  The home shall provide orientation for staff persons relevant to their responsibilities, the daily operation of the home and policies and procedures of the home before working with individuals or in their appointed positions.

 (b)  The home shall have a training syllabus describing the orientation specified in subsection (a).

 (c)  The chief executive officer shall have at least 24 hours of training relevant to human services or administration annually.

 (d)  Program specialists and direct service workers who are employed for more than 40 hours per month shall have at least 24 hours of training relevant to human services annually.

 (e)  Program specialists and direct service workers shall have training in the areas of intellectual disability, the principles of integration, rights and program planning and implementation, within 30 calendar days after the day of initial employment or within 12 months prior to initial employment.

 (f)  Program specialists and direct service workers shall be trained before working with individuals in general fire safety, evacuation procedures, responsibilities during fire drills, the designated meeting place outside the building or within the fire safe area in the event of an actual fire, smoking safety procedures if individuals or staff persons smoke at the home, the use of fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and fire alarms, and notification of the local fire department as soon as possible after a fire is discovered.

 (g)  Program specialists and direct service workers shall be trained annually by a fire safety expert in the training areas specified in subsection (f).

 (h)  Program specialists and direct service workers and at least one person in a vehicle while individuals are being transported by the home, shall be trained before working with individuals in first aid techniques.

 (i)  Program specialists, direct service workers and drivers of and aides in vehicles shall be trained within 6 months after the day of initial employment and annually thereafter, by an individual certified as a trainer by a hospital or other recognized health care organization, in first aid, Heimlich techniques and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

 (j)  Records of orientation and training, including the training source, content, dates, length of training, copies of certificates received and staff persons attending, shall be kept.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  6400.46 amended under Articles IX and X of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § §  901—922 and 1001—1088).

Source

   The provisions of this §  6400.46 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595; amended June 17, 2016, effective June 18, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 3177. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (352177) and (251419).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  6000.304 (relating to provisional license factors).



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