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6400.6500 SPECIFIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO APPLY BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017.

Subpart 1.

Organizational management.

An applicant must complete a course in organizational management covering the basic management functions of:

A.

planning and objective setting;

B.

organizing and delegating; and

C.

observing, monitoring, and evaluating outcomes, including customer satisfaction.

Subp. 2.

Managerial accounting.

An applicant must complete a course in managerial accounting, beyond introductory accounting, covering:

A.

budgeting and fiscal resource allocation; and

B.

interpreting financial information to monitor financial performance and position and to make managerial decisions.

Subp. 3.

Gerontology.

An applicant must complete a course in gerontology covering:

A.

the physical, social, and psychological aspects of the aging process; and

B.

programs and services designed to meet the needs of the aged population.

Subp. 4.

Health care and medical needs.

An applicant must complete a course in health care and medical needs of nursing facility residents covering:

A.

differentiation between the aging process and the disease process;

B.

common conditions, issues, diseases, illnesses, disabilities, and treatments of nursing facility residents including dementia (cognitive decline including Alzheimer's disease); AIDS; pressure sores; infections; mobility, falls, and restraints; incontinence and constipation; sensory impairments; depression; nutrition; iatrogenesis (health care system induced medical problems); drug use; and end-of-life pain management; and

C.

medical and pharmacological terminology.

Subp. 5.

Nursing facility services, programs, and issues.

An applicant must complete a course in the organization, operations, functions, services, and programs of nursing facilities covering:

A.

governing and oversight bodies and their relationship to the administrator;

B.

administrative responsibilities and structures;

C.

operations and functions of each facility department;

D.

functions and roles of professional and nonprofessional staff and consulting personnel; and

E.

issues of cultural diversity and human relationships between and among employees and residents of nursing facilities and their family members.

Subp. 6.

Human resources.

An applicant must complete a course in human resource management covering:

A.

staffing;

B.

equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and workforce diversity;

C.

compensation and benefits;

D.

coaching and performance management;

E.

training and development;

F.

labor relations, including union contract negotiation and administration; and

G.

employment law.

Subp. 7.

Regulatory management.

An applicant must complete a course in regulatory management covering the legal, regulatory, and funding provisions and requirements governing operation of nursing facilities and health care programs including:

A.

resident rights and protection from maltreatment;

B.

professional and biomedical ethics, including advance directives;

C.

guardianship and conservatorship;

D.

liability, negligence, and malpractice;

E.

data confidentiality, privacy, and practices;

F.

professional licensing, certification, and reporting for staff and consulting personnel;

G.

health and safety codes including OSHA and the National Life Safety Code;

H.

Medicare and Medicaid, standards for managed care and subacute care, and third-party payer requirements and reimbursement;

I.

federal and state nursing home survey and compliance regulations and processes;

J.

requirements affecting the quality of care and life of residents, including measurement of outcomes from clinical and resident-satisfaction perspectives;

K.

resident acuity and assessment methodology; and

L.

quality assessment and assurance.

Subp. 8.

Information uses.

An applicant must complete a course in the accumulation and analysis of data to inform management decision making including:

A.

strategic uses of data and information;

B.

data accumulation, storage, integration from multiple sources, manipulation, and presentation;

C.

needs assessment and analysis methodologies; and

D.

measures, analysis, and assessment of outcomes including customer satisfaction and quality improvement.

Subp. 9.

Practicum.

An applicant must complete or have waived, based upon prior experience under part 6400.6650, subpart 1, item A, a practicum course as described in part 6400.6600.

Subp. 10.

Effective date.

An applicant who applies before September 1, 2017, must follow the requirements in this part.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 16A.1285; 144A.20; 144A.21; 144A.23; 144A.24; 214.06

History:

21 SR 1564; 24 SR 1780; 41 SR 599

Published Electronically:

December 20, 2016