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          44:73:04:05.  Personnel training. The facility shall have a formal orientation program and an ongoing education program for all personnel. Ongoing education programs must cover the required subjects annually. These programs must include the following subjects:


          (1)  Fire prevention and response. The facility must conduct fire drills quarterly for each shift. If the facility is not operating with three shifts, monthly fire drills must be conducted to provide training for all staff;

          (2)  Emergency procedures and preparedness;

          (3)  Infection control and prevention;

          (4)  Accident prevention and safety procedures;

          (5)  Proper use of restraints;

          (6)  Resident rights;

          (7)  Confidentiality of resident information;

          (8)  Incidents and diseases subject to mandatory reporting and the facility's reporting mechanisms;

          (9)  Care of residents with unique needs;

          (10)  Dining assistance, nutritional risks, and hydration needs of patients or residents; and

          (11)  Abuse, neglect, misappropriation of resident property and funds, and mistreatment.


          Any personnel whom the facility determines will have no contact with patients or residents are exempt from training required by subdivisions (5), (9), and (10) of this section.


          Additional personnel education shall be based on facility identified needs.


          Current professional and technical reference books and periodicals must be made available for personnel.


          Source: SL 1975, ch 16, § 1; 6 SDR 93, effective July 1, 1980; 14 SDR 81, effective December 10, 1987; 22 SDR 70, effective November 19, 1995; 24 SDR 90, effective January 4, 1998; 26 SDR 96, effective January 23, 2000; 27 SDR 59, effective December 17, 2000; 29 SDR 81, effective December 11, 2002; 32 SDR 128, effective January 30, 2006; transferred from § 44:04:04:05, 42 SDR 51, effective October 13, 2015.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-12-13(5).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 34-12-13(5).


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