Section 1263

(a)

This section shall be known and may be cited as the Dementia Training Standards Act of 2001.

(b)

(1) Any certified nurse assistant employed by a skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility shall have completed at least two hours of initial dementia-specific training as part of the facilitys orientation program. The training shall be completed within the first 40 hours of employment.

(2)

The facility shall develop a dementia-specific training component within the existing orientation program, to be implemented no later than July 1, 2002.

(3)

The facilitys modified orientation program shall be reviewed by the department in a phasein schedule that begins no later than July 1, 2002, and is completed no later than July 1, 2005.

(c)

Any certified nursing assistant employed by a skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility shall participate in a minimum of five hours of dementia-specific in-service training per year, as part of the facilitys in-service training.

(d)

Freestanding and hospital-based pediatric skilled nursing facilities with exclusively pediatric occupancy shall be exempt from the requirements set forth in this section.

Location: https://www.weblaws.org/california/codes/ca_health_and_safety_code_section_1263.

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