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Training for Entry-Level Health-Care Workers

Concerning portable requirements for direct-care health-care workers in assisted living residences, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2024 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill authorizes the department of public health and environment to require each operator of an assisted living residence to require each direct-care worker who provides direct-care services to residents of an assisted living residence (direct-care worker) to:

  • Take a tuberculosis test; and
  • Undergo fit testing for a respiratory mask.

The bill requires each operator of an assisted living residence to require each direct-care worker to complete direct-care training to provide specific services to residents.

The individual or entity that provides training is required to provide each trained direct-care worker with a certificate of completion of training that may be presented to another assisted living residence to consider for the purposes of satisfying the residence's training requirements.

For a direct-care worker who has been issued a certificate of completion, an operator of an assisted living residence may require an employee to complete new training or may require the completion of a competency test prior to the employee providing direct-care services.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text

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