|(a) General competency of staff members. In accordance
with §412.316 of this title (relating to Competency and Credentialing),
a provider must ensure the competency of staff members prior to providing
(b) MH rehabilitative services training and competency
of staff members. A provider must ensure that staff members providing
MH rehabilitative services receive initial training and ensure the
competency of a staff member who provides or supervises the provision
MH rehabilitative services in the following areas:
(1) the nature of serious mental illness and SED;
(2) the concepts of recovery and resilience;
(3) the department-approved curricula, protocol, or
(4) the rehabilitative practice techniques found in
curricula, program practices, and protocols; and
(5) the prevalence of health risk factors.
(c) Additional training related to children and adolescents.
A staff member who routinely provides or supervises the provision
of MH rehabilitative services to a child or adolescent must receive
training and demonstrate competency as required by subsection (b)
of this section and in the following areas:
(1) the aspects of a child's or adolescent's growth
and development (including physical, emotional, cognitive, educational
and social) and the treatment needs of a child and adolescent; and
(2) the department's approved skills training curricula,
protocol, or practice guidelines.
(d) Except for the direct clinical supervision of a
peer provider, which must be provided by an LPHA, the clinical supervision
of the provision of MH rehabilitative services must be provided by
a staff member who is, at minimum, a QMHP-CS.
(e) Approved curricula. If a staff member provides
MH rehabilitative services through a department-approved curricula,
protocol, or practice guideline, the staff member must be trained
in the implementation of the curriculum, protocol, or practice guideline.
(f) Follow-up training. In addition to the training
required in subsection (a) of this section, staff members may be
required to receive additional training as determined by the department.
(g) Training documentation. A provider must document
that a staff member has successfully completed the training and has
demonstrated competencies in the areas described in subsection (a)
of this section.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §306.325 adopted to be effective January 22, 2014, 39 TexReg 299; transferred effective March 15, 2020, as published in the February 21, 2020 issue of the Texas Register, 45 TexReg 1239