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DOEA ADRD 1 HOUR TRAINING VIDEONOW AVAILABLE

DOEA ADRD 1 HOUR TRAINING VIDEO

NOW AVAILABLE &

MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 21, 2023


This Florida Senior Living Association's Administrative Rule Review reports on recently proposed regulatory changes affecting Florida’s ALFs as a service to FSLA members.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On November 21, 2023, the Department of Elder Affairs issued exciting news - the 1-hour training as required by HB 299 (2022) is now available on its website. Per DOEA:


"To streamline all ADRD training needs, we have consolidated the new training requirements and related information on our updated website. We encourage you to explore the site and familiarize yourself with its layout and navigation. In case you have trouble opening the attached document, it simply contains the text of this email formatted for printing.


Should you have any questions or require additional assistance, please direct your inquiries to our training email at ADRDtraining@elderaffairs.org, and we will promptly address your needs." 


FSLA has confirmed with AHCA that providers have 30 days from 11/21/23 to get their staff the required 1-hour of ADRD training.


Also, on November 28, 2023, AHCA published a Notice of Development of Rulemaking for rule 59A-36.011, F.A.C., to align with HB 299 (2022) regarding training requirements for ALF staff providing specialized ADRD services. The draft rule language can be found here.


Additionally, FSLA's partner core trainer, Monica Wilson with ICE Bridge, has developed a summary of the bill, and a training table, available to FSLA members.


FSLA will continue to monitor DOEA's implementation of HB 299 (2022) and will keep you informed as additional information becomes available. In the meantime, please contact Jason Hand, FSLA's Vice President of Public Policy & Legal Affairs, for more information!


FSLA Bonus Regulatory Update:


On November 28, 2023, AHCA published a Notice of Development of Rulemaking for rule 59A-36.006, F.A.C., pertaining to resident admission and continued residency criteria for ALFs as it relates to communicable diseases. The proposed changes can be found here.


Fundamentally, the proposed rule changes remove the prohibition on residents having communicable diseases, requires the resident be evaluated by a health care practitioner for signs and symptoms of communicable disease, and allows admission or continued residency for residents with infectious diseases that can be spread through droplet or airborne transmission if appropriate precautions are implemented by facility staff.


These changes address an issue that FSLA has been advocating to be updated for several years now. AHCA has scheduled a rule development workshop for these changes on December 14, 2023, from 2:00-3:00 PM. You may also participate by dialing the Open Voice conference line, 1(888)585-9008, then enter the conference room number followed by the pound sign, 998-518-088#.


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