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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
CHAPTER 45COMMUNITY LIVING ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT SERVICES AND COMMUNITY FIRST CHOICE (CFC) SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER GADDITIONAL CMA REQUIREMENTS
RULE §45.704Training of CMA Staff Persons and Volunteers

(a) A CMA must ensure that:

  (1) a CMA staff person completes training as described in the CLASS Provider Manual;

  (2) a CMA staff person completes training on the CLASS Program and CFC, including the requirements of this chapter and the CLASS Program services and CFC services described in §45.104 of this chapter (relating to Description of the CLASS Program and CFC Option); and

  (3) a CMA staff person who is responsible for completing the IPP completes person-centered service planning training approved by HHSC:

    (A) by June 1, 2017, if the staff person was hired on or before June 1, 2015; or

    (B) within two years after the hire date, if the staff person was hired after June 1, 2015.

(b) A CMA must:

  (1) ensure that each CMA staff person and volunteer:

    (A) is trained on and knowledgeable of:

      (i) acts that constitute abuse, neglect, and exploitation;

      (ii) signs and symptoms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation; and

      (iii) methods to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation;

    (B) is instructed to report to DFPS immediately, but not later than 24 hours, after having knowledge or suspicion that an individual has been or is being abused, neglected, or exploited, by:

      (i) calling the DFPS Abuse Hotline toll-free telephone number, 1-800-252-5400; or

      (ii) using the DFPS Abuse Hotline website; and

    (C) is provided with the instructions described in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph in writing;

  (2) conduct the activities described in paragraph (1)(A) - (C) of this subsection:

    (A) within one year after the person's most recent training on abuse, neglect, and exploitation and annually thereafter, if the CMA staff person or volunteer was hired before July 1, 2019; or

    (B) before assuming job duties and annually thereafter, if the CMA staff person or volunteer is hired on or after July 1, 2019; and

  (3) document:

    (A) the name of the person who received the training required by this subsection;

    (B) the date the training was conducted; and

    (C) the name of the person who conducted the training.


Source Note: The provisions of this §45.704 adopted to be effective March 21, 2011, 36 TexReg 1840; amended to be effective December 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 8049; amended to be effective March 20, 2016, 41 TexReg 1952; amended to be effective October 1, 2019, 44 TexReg 5118

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