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6400.6550 SPECIFIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO APPLY ON OR AFTER 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.

the anatomic and physiologic changes that are associated with the aging process;

B.

the impact and management of common syndromes associated with aging, including vision and hearing impairment, nutrition and malnutrition, and balance and mobility impairment;

C.

basic medical and pharmacological terminology;

D.

prevention and management of conditions such as pressure ulcers and delirium;

E.

common psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders such as dementias (including Alzheimer's), depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and alcohol and drug abuse;

F.

advance care planning and the role of palliative care and end-of-life care; and

G.

emerging medical trends and technology used in the long-term care setting.

Subp. 5.

Long-term care supports and services.

An applicant must complete a course in the organization, operations, functions, services, and programs of long-term care supports and services 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;

G.

employment law; and

H.

workplace culture, accountability and fairness, just culture and learning concepts.

Subp. 7.

Regulatory management.

An applicant must complete a course in regulatory management covering the legal, regulatory, and funding provisions and requirements governing operations of long-term care supports and services and health care programs including:

A.

resident rights, resident choice, resident risk, 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;

L.

quality assessment and assurance; and

M.

customer choice.

Subp. 8.

Quality measurement and performance improvement.

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;

D.

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

E.

utilizing quality measurement and performance improvement tools and methodologies; and

F.

problem-solving skills.

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 on or after September 1, 2017, must follow the requirements in this part.

Statutory Authority:

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

History:

41 SR 599

Published Electronically:

December 20, 2016