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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 417TDMHMR AND FACILITY RESPONSIBILITIES
SUBCHAPTER ASTANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES
RULE §417.47Training Requirements for State Mental Health Facilities

(a) All State Hospital Employees. As required by Texas Health and Safety Code, §552.052(b), before performing the employee's duties without direct supervision, all state mental health facility (SMHF) staff members shall receive competency training and instruction on general duties.

(b) Direct Care Employees. Before an employee who provides direct delivery of services to a patient begins to perform direct care duties without direct supervision, a SMHF staff member shall receive training and instruction, in addition to the training outlined in subsection (a) of this section, on implementation of the interdisciplinary treatment program for each patient, a person admitted to a state hospital under the management and control of the department, for whom they will provide care.

(c) Specialized Training. Direct care employees shall receive additional training and instructional information in accordance with the specialized needs of the population being served, including services on units for individuals with intellectual disabilities, medical impairments, or geriatric patients.

(d) All SMHF staff members shall receive annual refresher training on the topics outlined in subsection (a) of this section throughout the staff member's employment or association with the SMHF, unless the department determines in good faith and with good reason a particular employee's performance will not be adversely affected in the absence of such refresher training.

(e) Direct Care Employees whose duties require delivery of services to a patient shall receive annual refresher training on the topics outlined in subsections (a) and (b) of this section throughout the staff member's employment or association with the SMHF, unless the department determines in good faith and with good reason a particular employee's performance will not be adversely affected in the absence of such refresher training.

(f) Direct Care Employees whose duties require delivery of services on units for individuals with intellectual disabilities, medical impairments, or geriatric patients shall receive annual refresher training on the topics outlined in subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this section, throughout the staff member's employment or association with the SMHF, unless the department determines in good faith and with good reason a particular employee's performance will not be adversely affected in the absence of such refresher training.


Source Note: The provisions of this §417.47 adopted to be effective April 3, 2014, 39 TexReg 2292

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