37.106.2899C CATEGORY D: STAFF
(1) A category D facility must have the following staff:
(a) a registered nurse (RN) must be on duty or on call and available physically to the facility within one hour;
(b) a licensed mental health professional who must be site-based; and
(c) direct care staff in sufficient number to meet the needs of the residents. Direct care staff must be certified nursing assistants.
(2) In addition to requirements in ARM 37.106.2816, all staff must:
(a) be at least 18 years old;
(b) complete an FBI fingerprint background check upon hiring;
(c) complete four hours of annual training related to mental health and mental disorders;
(d) complete training requirements in ARM 37.106.2908; and
(e) complete training on de-escalation techniques and methods of managing resident behaviors.
(3) All staff must remain awake, fully dressed, and available on the unit at all times when they are on duty.
History: 50-5-103, 50-5-226, 50-5-227, MCA; IMP, 50-5-225, 50-5-226, 50-5-227, MCA; NEW, 2022 MAR p. 1857, Eff. 9/24/22.