GENERAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
HEALTH-RELATED SERVICES (Continued)
The provision of an isolation room or area does not require the licensee to maintain an extra bedroom for that purpose. In cases where isolation is deemed necessary, the licensee may designate the affected client’s own bedroom as the isolation room. If the client shares his/her bedroom with another client, alternative sleeping arrangements which provide privacy must be made for the client who is not ill. Such an arrangement shall not exceed ten days.
If licensees or facility employees are currently certified as Standard First Aid Instructors, they may train other facility staff. Certification as an instructor must be provided by the American Red Cross or other authorized agency.
Facility employees who are licensed medical professionals do not have to complete first aid training, but they shall not provide training to other employees unless they are also certified as Standard First Aid Instructors.
Staff such as cooks, gardeners, and janitors shall not be required to complete first aid training unless they also serve in the capacity of direct care staff or, at various intervals, are called upon to provide direct care and supervision of the clients.
CPR training does not substitute for the first aid training required by this regulation.
Review personnel records to determine that all staff required to have first aid training have a current certificate on file as proof of training.
If training is being provided by another facility employee, check to see that the person has a current Standard First Aid Instructor certificate.