5122-33-14 Additional staffing requirements.

In addition to meeting the training requirements contained in rule 5122-33-13 of the Administrative Code, each ACF which accepts residents diagnosed with mental illness shall ensure that, prior to the admission of the first resident so diagnosed, the following training and continuing education requirements are met:

(A) The manager and each staff member providing personal care services shall complete a general orientation in caring for persons diagnosed with mental illness and instruction on how to access local mental health crisis or emergency services related to mental illness. Adult care facilities providing care to residents diagnosed with mental illness shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph with the following exception:

An individual hired to serve as a manager or to provide personal care services in a facility that accepts residents diagnosed with mental illness, shall complete the orientation and instruction in caring for persons diagnosed with mental illness and instructions on how to access local mental illness crisis or emergency service related to mental illness within thirty days of hire.

(B) The manager and each staff member providing personal care services shall over each twelve month period from date of hire or initial licensing of the facility receive a minimum of six hours of training in topics relevant to persons diagnosed with mental illness who are residing in the facility. Three hours of this mental illness related training may be used to fulfill annual training requirements for managers, as prescribed in paragraph (M) of rule 5122-33-13 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The training required by paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule may be provided by physicians, registered nurses, social workers, psychologists, and counselors licensed under the applicable chapter of Title 47 of the Revised Code, mental health-related organizations, accredited learning institutions, appropriate governmental entities, or other authorities recognized by the director of health as qualified to provide this training. In addition to classroom instruction, training may be provided through other means as appropriate for the purposes of this rule subject to the approval of the director.

(D) The owner or manager shall maintain documentation of all on-site and off-site training conducted for facility management and staff. Such documentation must include the topic, description, date, duration and source of training provided to the manager and staff members in accordance with this rule. Such documentation shall be made available to state surveyors for review upon request.

Effective: 02/17/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 02/17/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5119.79 , 5119.85
Rule Amplifies: 5119.73 , 5119.85
Prior Effective Dates: 10-15-2000, 6-17-2001, 6-1-2006, 10-1-2010