The California Department of Public Health has issued the attached All Facilities Letter seeking public comment on updates to training and certification regulations for certified nurse assistants and home health aides. The updated regulations will address qualifications for initial certification and renewals; approval of certification training programs, training personnel and program components; competency evaluations; dual certifications, in-service training and continuing education; and training program noncompliance and withdrawal of approval. Comments should be submitted by 5 p.m. (PT) on June 30.
The California Department of Public Health has issued the attached All Facilities Letter requesting comments on criminal record clearance regulations for certified nurse assistants and home health aides. The regulations are intended to implement procedures for processing criminal record clearances for these providers. Comments should be submitted by close of business on May 22.
CHA, in partnership with the California Department of Education, has created the Health Facility Work-Based Learning Program Guide in response to requests from hospitals for information, tools and tips for partnering with local K-12 educational institutions. The guide’s purpose is to provide a resource for all health care employers (not just hospitals) seeking work-based learning partnerships with local K-12 institutions. Not only is it intended to be used by employers developing new partnerships, it can also serve as a valuable tool for existing work-based learning programs. The guide features a spectrum of model employer/K-12 partnerships that serve as real life examples of successful programs. It also includes turn-key forms and documents that can be used when developing a program, as well as links to additional information. The guide is attached.