The facility shall assure that special care unit staff receive at least the following orientation and training:
(1) Prior to establishing a special care unit, the administrator shall document receipt of at least 20 hours of training specific to the population to be served for each special care unit to be operated. The administrator shall have in place a plan to train other staff assigned to the unit that identifies content, texts, sources, evaluations and schedules regarding training achievement.
(2) Within the first week of employment, each employee assigned to perform duties in the special care unit shall complete six hours of orientation on the nature and needs of the residents.
(3) Within six months of employment, staff responsible for personal care and supervision within the unit shall complete 20 hours of training specific to the population being served in addition to the training and competency requirements in Rule .0501 of this Subchapter and the six hours of orientation required by this Rule.
(4) Staff responsible for personal care and supervision within the unit shall complete at least 12 hours of continuing education annually, of which six hours shall be dementia specific.