TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 350 INTERMEDIATE CARE FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED FACILITIES CODE
SECTION 350.680 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AIDES


 

Section 350.680  Developmental Disabilities Aides

 

a)         A facility shall not employ an individual as a nurse aide or a developmental disabilities aide unless the facility has inquired of the Department as to information in the Registry concerning the individual. (Section 3-206.01 of the Act)  The Department shall advise the inquirer if the individual is on the Registry, if the individual has findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property in accordance with Sections 3-206.01 and 3-206.02 of the Act, and if the individual has a current background check. (See Section 350.681 of this Part.)

 

b)         Each of the facility's developmental disabilities aides shall comply with one of the following conditions no later than 45 days after the date of initial employment. 1)            Provide documentation of registration on the Department's Nurse Aide Registry.

 

2)         Enroll in a Department approved developmental disabilities aide training program (see 77 Ill. Adm. Code 395).  The program shall be successfully completed no later than 120 days after the date of initial employment.  Programs approved in accordance with 77 Ill. Adm. Code 395.150(a)(2) may last longer than 120 days.  However, a developmental disabilities aide may be employed no more than 120 days prior to the successful completion of the program.

 

3)         Submit documentation in accordance with Section 350.683 of this Part in order to be registered on the Nurse Aide Registry.

 

c)         Each person employed by the facility as a developmental disabilities aide shall meet each of the following requirements:

 

1)         Be at least 16 years of age, of temperate habits and good moral character, honest, reliable and trustworthy. (Section 3-206(a)(1) of the Act)

 

2)         Be able to speak and understand the English language or a language understood by a substantial percentage of the facility's residents. (Section 3-206(a)(2) of the Act)

 

3)         Provide evidence of prior employment or occupation, if any, and residence for two years prior to present employment as a nursing assistant. (Section 3-206(a)(3) of the Act)

 

4)         Have completed at least eight years of grade school or provide proof of equivalent knowledge.  (Section 3-206(a)(4) of the Act) d)         The facility shall certify that each developmental disabilities aide employed by the facility meets the requirements of this Section.  Such certification shall be retained by the facility as part of the employee's personnel record. (Section 3-206(d) and (e) of the Act)

 

e)         During inspections of the facility, the Department may require developmental disabilities aides to demonstrate competency in the principles, techniques, and procedures covered by the developmental disabilities aide training program curriculum described in the rules governing training programs for developmental disabilities aides (see 77 Ill. Adm. Code 395.310), when possible problems in the care provided by developmental disabilities aides or other evidences of inadequate training are observed.  Failure to demonstrate competency of the principles, techniques and procedures shall result in the provision of in-service training to the individual by the facility.  The in-service training shall address the developmental disabilities aide training principles and techniques relative to the procedures in which the developmental disabilities aides are found to be deficient during inspection (see 77 Ill. Adm. Code 395).

 

(Source:  Amended at 20 Ill. Reg. 10065, effective July 15, 1996)