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training requirements for Alabama

Regulatory Bodies

Alabama Department of Public Health
Alabama Board of Nursing
Alabama Department of Senior Services

Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Home Health Aides (HHA)
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)

State Specific Training Requirements

  • The Alabama Department of Public Health requires that the annual training for CNAs includes at least 12 hours of in-service training per year. This training must cover topics such as infection control, resident rights, and safety procedures, among others.
  • Similarly, the Alabama Medicaid Agency requires that HHAs receive at least 12 hours of annual training, which must cover topics such as personal care, safety, communication skills, and other relevant topics. The specific topics covered may vary depending on the training program and the employer.
  • It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Alabama may vary depending on the type of services being provided, the setting in which those services are provided, and other factors. Some home and health care agencies may require additional training or certifications beyond the minimum state requirements, depending on the specific services they provide and the needs of their clients.
  • Therefore, it’s important for home and health care providers and agencies to check with their employer or a Alabama-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.

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