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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 61. Standards and Regulations for Licensed Adult Day Care Centers

22VAC40-61-110. Staff Orientation and Initial Training.

A. Prior to working directly with participants, all staff shall receive training in:

1. Participant rights and responsibilities;

2. Their individual responsibilities in the event of fire, including the location and operation of any fire extinguishers, fire alarm boxes, and approved exits;

3. Their individual responsibilities in the event of illness or injuries, including the location and use of the first aid kit and emergency supplies;

4. Their individual responsibilities in the event of emergencies, such as a lost or missing participant, severe weather, and loss of utilities;

5. Infection control;

6. Requirements and procedures for detecting and reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of participants and for the mandated reporters, the consequences for failing to make a required report (§ 63.2-1606 of the Code of Virginia); and

7. Confidential treatment of personal information about participants and their families.

B. Staff who work with participants shall receive training in the following areas or topics no later than three weeks after their starting date of employment; part-time staff shall receive the training no later than six weeks after their starting date of employment. The areas or topics to be covered in the staff training shall include:

1. The purpose and goals of the adult day care center;

2. The policies and procedures of the center as they relate to the staff member's responsibilities;

3. Required compliance with regulations for adult day care centers as it relates to their duties and responsibilities;

4. The physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of the center's population;

5. The current participants' strengths and preferences, their individualized plans of care, and their service needs and supports;

6. The schedule of activities;

7. Behavioral interventions, behavior acceptance and accommodation, and behavior management techniques;

8. Interdisciplinary team approach;

9. Implementation of advance directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders;

10. Risk management; and

11. The needs of participants' family members or caregivers.

C. A supervisor or designated trained staff shall be on the premises and closely oversee the individual's work with participants until training required in subsection B of this section is complete.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-1733 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 36, Issue 03, eff. December 29, 2019.

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