37.106.2874 DIRECT CARE STAFF QUALIFICATIONS: CATEGORY B
(1) In addition to the requirements found in ARM 37.106.2816, each nonprofessional staff providing direct care in an assisted living category B facility shall show documentation of in-house training related to the care and services they are to provide under direct supervision of a registered nurse or supervising nursing service providing category B care, including those tasks that may be delegated to licensed practical nurses (LPN) and unlicensed assistive personnel in accordance with the Montana Nurse Practice Act.
(2) Staff members whose job responsibilities will include supervising or preparing special or modified diets, as ordered by the resident's practitioner, shall receive training prior to performing this responsibility.
(3) Prior to providing direct care, direct care staff must:
(a) work under direct supervision for any direct care task not yet trained or properly oriented; and
(b) not take the place of the required certified person.
History: Sec. 50-5-103, 50-5-226 and 50-5-227, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-5-225, 50-5-226 and 50-5-227, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 3638, Eff. 12/27/02; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 1146, Eff. 5/7/04.