CHA News Article

CDPH Addresses LGBT Training Requirements for Skilled-Nursing Facilities

The California Department of Public Health has released All Facilities Letter 18-21, attached, addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) training for certain staff. By Aug. 1, congregate living health facilities and skilled-nursing facilities must provide LGBT training at least once every two years, and must train new staff within six months of hire. These requirements apply to registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, certified nurse assistants and medical directors employed by the facility. The letter also outlines training content and method requirements.