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It's a new year—Don’t forget about staff training requirements when planning your training calendar

Doug Beardsley
By Doug Beardsley  |  January 9, 2020  |  All providers

Your skilled nursing facility (SNF), nursing facility (NF), comprehensive home care agency, or basic home care agency tracks staff training on either a calendar-year basis or on an individual rolling-year basis, but either way you need to ensure that all appropriate training requirements and documentation of training for your staff are met.

Each year, Care Providers of Minnesota develops summary documents of staff training requirements our members operate under. Go here to the “Annual Training Requirements” page in the “Learning” section of the Association website to select the 2020 training summary applicable to your type of operation. The SNF/NF document includes all CMS Phase III training requirements, which went into effect on November 28, 2019. 

It is important to remember that the regulations and requirements outlined by CMS and/or the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are not the only training requirements mandated for your staff. Other agencies may also have oversight over you as an employer in Minnesota.

If you are aware of other federal or Minnesota staff training requirements that are not included in our training lists, please forward that information, along with a link to the requirement, to Doug Beardsley so that we keep our lists up-to-date and accurate! 

Doug Beardsley  |  Vice President of Member Services  |  |  952-851-2489


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