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1) Non Staff Training Requirements Positive Support Rule 9544 form for the asking.

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2) Staff Training Requirements for Positive Support Rule 9544 The DHS published a summary of the training requirements

on January 13, 2016 – a portion of which is subsequently provided for you.  First, I want to tell you about the new Noske Law Firm

Staff Orientation and Training packet with Positive Support Rule 9544 incorporated.

It is yours free for the asking.  Just Email Sandra@NoskeLawFirm.com requesting the PSR packet and our Paralegal

will send you a free editable copy in MS Word format.

This packet breaks down the generally required 30 hours training for Staff who provide unsupervised intensive services into Phase 1.

Staff are generally required to also have 8 hours for Phase 2 “core” training (under Positive Support Rule 9544) before assuming their

responsibilities.  Equivalent training under Phase 1, within the prior 12 months, may be credited to phase 2 training.

This form shows you where Phase 1 and Phase 2 overlap, so you can obtain credit under both Phases for the same training.



Following is a portion of the DHS January 13, 2016 LICENSING DIVISION NEWS.  Please note the License Holder and Others may

have to take substantial training (up to 18 hours).  Read the following carefully before you start training your Staff to insure you are

qualified to train them.  Also read carefully if you are getting third-party training for you or your staff to insure it is the proper training.

This is what the DHS, in part, stated on January 13, 2016.

What are the training requirements of the PSR?

The training requirements of the PSR will depend, based on the person’s level of responsibility and qualifications. If someone has multiple roles in the organization as described below, then the person may have to take more than one training.

In brief:

(a) Staff who provide direct services to a person/child with a developmental disability or related condition and have responsibility for developing, implementing, monitoring, supervising or evaluating: 1) positive support strategies; 2) a positive support transition plan, or 3) the emergency use of manual restraint must complete 8 hours of “core training” before assuming their responsibilities, and 4 hours of refresher training applicable to their responsibilities;
(b) Staff who develop positive support strategies for a person/child with a developmental disability or related condition must complete 4 hours of “function specific training” in addition to the core training before assuming their responsibilities and four hours refresher training applicable to their responsibilities. License holders, executives, managers and owners may also need to complete the 4 hours of function-specific training if their duties involve the substance of the function specific training; and
(c) License holders, executives, managers, and owners in nonclinical roles must complete 2 hours of management training before assuming their responsibilities. At a minimum, all controlling individuals listed on your license with DHS must complete this management training. A license holder, executive, manager or owner in a nonclinical role may need to complete “core training” and “function specific training” if s/he provides direct services, or develops positive support strategies, to a person/child with a developmental disability or related condition.
The training requirements should be completed as soon as possible.

Core Training (8 hours) covers:

A. de-escalation techniques and their value;
B. principles of person-centered service planning and delivery, and how they apply to direct support services provided by staff;
C. principles of positive support strategies, such as positive behavior supports, the relationship between staff interactions with the person and the person’s behavior, and the relationship between the person’s environment and the person’s behavior;
D. what constitutes the use of restraint, including chemical restraint, time out, and seclusion;
E. the safe and correct use of manual restraint on an emergency basis;
F. staff responsibilities related to prohibited procedures; why the procedures are not effective for reducing or eliminating symptoms or interfering behavior; and why the procedures are not safe;
G. staff responsibilities related to restricted and permitted actions and procedures;
H. the situations in which staff must contact 911 services in response to an imminent risk of harm to the person or others;
I. the procedures and forms staff must use to monitor and report use of restrictive interventions that are part of a positive support transition plan;
J. the procedures and requirements for notifying members of the person’s expanded support team after the use of a restrictive intervention with the person;
K. understanding of the person as a unique individual and how to implement treatment plans and responsibilities assigned to the license holder;
L. cultural competence; and
M. personal staff accountability and staff self-care after emergencies.

Function-Specific Training (4 hours) covers:

A. functional behavior assessments;
B. how to apply person-centered planning
C. how to design and use data systems to measure effectiveness of care; and
D. supervision, including how to train, coach, and evaluate staff and encourage effective communication with the person and the person’s support team.

Management Training (2 hours) covers:

A. how to include staff in organizational decisions;
B. management of the organization based upon person-centered thinking and practices, and how to address person-centered thinking and practices in the organization; and
C. evaluation of organizational training as it applies to the measurement of behavior change and improved outcomes for persons receiving services.

Annual Refresher Training (4 hours)

Staff providing services to a person/child with a developmental disability or related condition, which includes all staff working for a program licensed under 245D, are required to complete four (4) hours of refresher training on an annual basis. The Refresher Training covers topics from the Core Training and Function-Specific Training. The rule requires staff to complete trainings that are applicable to their responsibilities.

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