TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 395 LONG-TERM CARE ASSISTANTS AND AIDES TRAINING PROGRAMS CODE
SECTION 395.150 MINIMUM HOURS OF INSTRUCTION


 

Section 395.150  Minimum Hours of Instruction

 

a)         Time frames for Basic Nursing Assistant Training Programs

 

1)         Each program shall include a minimum of 120 hours of instruction, excluding breaks, meals, and any orientation to the program and clinical site.

 

2)         The basic program content shall be presented in a minimum time frame of three weeks, but cannot exceed 120 days, unless the training program is conducted by a community college or other educational institution on a term, semester or trimester basis.

 

3)         The program shall include a minimum of 80 hours of theory instruction and 40 hours of clinical instruction.

 

4)         The program shall include a minimum of 12 hours of theory instruction related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as described in Section 395.300(i), excluding breaks, meals and clinical conferences.

 

5)         The program shall include a minimum of four hours of theory instruction in CPR.

 

6)5)      The program shall include a minimum of 16 hours of training in the following areas, which shall be conducted prior to any direct contact with a resident (42 CFR 483.152(b)(1)):

 

A)        Communication and interpersonal skills;

 

B)        Infection control;

 

C)        Safety/emergency procedures, including airway obstruction clearing procedures;

 

D)        Promoting residents' independence; and

 

E)        Promoting residents' rights.

 

b)         Time frames for Direct Support Person Training Programs

 

1)         Each program shall include a minimum of 120 hours of instruction, excluding breaks, meals and any orientation to the specific policies of the employing facility.

 

2)         The basic program content shall be presented in a minimum time frame of three weeks, but cannot exceed 120 days, unless the training program is conducted by a community college or other educational institution on a term, semester, or trimester basis.

 

3)         Training shall consist of 40 hours of approved classroom instruction and at least 80 hours of approved on-the-job training.

 

c)         Time frame requirements for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Aide Training Programs

 

1)         Each program shall include a minimum of 120 hours of instruction, excluding breaks, meals and any orientation to the specific policies of the employing facility.

 

2)         The basic program content shall be presented in a minimum time frame of three weeks, but cannot exceed 120 days.

 

3)         For the Health Care Skills Module only, there shall be a ratio of three hours of theory, including supervised laboratory instruction, to each hour of supervised clinical practice instruction.  The other two modules shall consist of theory and supervised laboratory instruction.

 

4)         A waivered program may contain fewer than 120 hours if all students are individuals who have satisfactorily completed an Illinois approved BNATP, and have at least one year of experience in the last three years working as a nursing assistant with persons with mental illness.

 

(Source:  Amended at 37 Ill. Reg. 10546, effective June 27, 2013)