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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 558LICENSING STANDARDS FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES AGENCIES
SUBCHAPTER CMINIMUM STANDARDS FOR ALL HOME AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES AGENCIES
DIVISION 3AGENCY ADMINISTRATION
RULE §558.260Continuing Education in Administration of Agencies

(a) In addition to the qualifications and conditions described in §97.244 of this division (relating to Administrator Qualifications and Conditions and Supervising Nurse Qualifications), an administrator and alternate administrator must complete 12 clock hours of continuing education within each 12-month period beginning with the date of designation. The 12 clock hours of continuing education must include at least two of the following topics and may include other topics related to the duties of an administrator:

  (1) any one of the educational training subjects listed in §97.259(d) of this division (relating to Initial Educational Training in Administration of Agencies);

  (2) development and interpretation of agency policies;

  (3) basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting;

  (4) ethics;

  (5) quality improvement;

  (6) risk assessment and management;

  (7) financial management;

  (8) skills for working with clients, families, and other professional service providers;

  (9) community resources; or

  (10) marketing.

(b) This subsection applies only to an agency administrator or alternate administrator designated as an agency administrator or alternate administrator before December 1, 2006, who has not served as an administrator or alternate administrator for 180 days or more immediately preceding the date of designation. Within the first 12 months after the date of designation, at least eight of the 12 clock hours of continuing education must include the topics listed in §97.259(c) of this division. The remaining fours hours of continuing education must include topics related to the duties of an administrator and may include the topics listed in subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Documentation of administrator and alternate administrator continuing education must:

  (1) be on file at the agency; and

  (2) contain the name of the class or workshop, the topics covered, and the hours and dates of the training.

(d) An administrator or alternate administrator must not apply the pre-survey conference toward the continuing education requirements in this section.


Source Note: The provisions of this §558.260 adopted to be effective May 1, 2008, 33 TexReg 1136; transferred effective May 1, 2019, as published in the April 12, 2019, issue of the Texas Register, 44 TexReg 1893

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