(a) An adult care home shall assure that staff who provide or directly supervise staff who provide personal care to residents successfully complete an 80-hour personal care training and competency evaluation program established by the Department. Directly supervise means being on duty in the facility to oversee or direct the performance of staff duties. Copies of the 80-hour training and competency evaluation program are available at the cost of printing and mailing by contacting the Division of Health Service Regulation, Adult Care Licensure Section, 2708 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2708.
(b) The facility shall assure that training specified in Paragraph (a) of this Rule is successfully completed within six months after hiring for staff hired after September 1, 2003. Documentation of the successful completion of the 80-hour training and competency evaluation program shall be maintained in the facility and available for review.
(c) The Department shall exempt staff from the 80-hour training and competency evaluation program who are:
(1) licensed health professionals;
(2) listed on the Nurse Aide Registry; or
(3) documented as having successfully completed a 40-45 hour or 75-80 hour training program or competency evaluation program approved by the Department since January 1, 1996 according to Rule .0502 of this Section.
(d) The facility shall assure that staff who perform or directly supervise staff who perform personal care receive on-the-job training and supervision as necessary for the performance of individual job assignments prior to meeting the training and competency requirements of this Rule. Documentation of the on-the-job training shall be maintained in the facility and available for review.