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28 Pa. Code § 201.20. Staff development.

§ 201.20. Staff development.

 (a)  There shall be an ongoing coordinated educational program which is planned and conducted for the development and improvement of skills of the facility’s personnel, including, at a minimum, annual in-service training on the topics outlined in 42 CFR 483.95 (relating to training requirements) in addition to the following topics:

   (1)  Accident prevention.

   (2)  Restorative nursing techniques.

   (3)  Emergency preparedness in accordance with 42 CFR 483.73(d) (relating to emergency preparedness).

   (4)  Fire prevention and safety in accordance with 42 CFR 483.90 (relating to physical environment).

   (5)  Resident rights, including nondiscrimination and cultural competency.

   (6)  Training needs identified through a facility assessment.

 (b)  An employee shall receive appropriate orientation to the facility, its policies and to the position and duties. The orientation shall include training on the prevention, detection and reporting of resident abuse and dementia management and communication skills.

 (c)  [Reserved].

 (d)  Written records shall be maintained which indicate the content of and attendance at staff development programs.


   The provisions of this §  201.20 amended under sections 102, 201(12), 601, 801.1 and 803 of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. § §  448.102, 448.201(12), 448.601, 448.801a and 448.803); and section 2102(a) and (g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  532(a) and (g)).


   The provisions of this §  201.20 adopted August 29, 1975, effective September 1, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2233; amended April 23, 1982, effective April 24, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1316; amended January 31, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 514; amended July 23, 1999, effective July 24, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3999; amended December 23, 2022, effective July 1, 2023, 52 Pa.B. 8098. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (336942).

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