language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to health; providing for training in hearing loss care to home care provider staff and supervisors;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144A.4796, subdivisions 2, 6.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
The orientation must contain the following topics:
(2) introduction and review of all the provider's policies and procedures related to the provision of home care services;
(3) handling of emergencies and use of emergency services;
(5) home care bill of rights under section 144A.44;
(6) handling of clients' complaints, reporting of complaints, and where to report complaints including information on the Office of Health Facility Complaints and the Common Entry Point;
(7) consumer advocacy services of the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care, Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Managed Care Ombudsman at the Department of Human Services, county managed care advocates, or other relevant advocacy services; and
(8) review of the types of home care services the employee will be providing and the provider's scope of licensure.
All staff that perform direct home care services must complete at least eight hours of annual training for each 12 months of employment. The training may be obtained from the home care provider or another source and must include topics relevant to the provision of home care services. The annual training must include:
(2) review of the home care bill of rights in section 144A.44;
(3) review of infection control techniques used in the home and implementation of infection control standards including a review of hand-washing techniques; the need for and use of protective gloves, gowns, and masks; appropriate disposal of contaminated materials and equipment, such as dressings, needles, syringes, and razor blades; disinfecting reusable equipment; disinfecting environmental surfaces; and reporting of communicable diseases; and
(4) review of the provider's policies and procedures relating to the provision of home care services and how to implement those policies and procedures.
Presented to the governor May 11, 2017
Signed by the governor May 12, 2017, 11:45 a.m.