training requirements for Illinois
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (oversees the state's Medicaid program)
Illinois Nurse Practice Act
Illinois Department of Aging
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
- HHA annual training addresses infection control, communication skills, personal care skills, basic safety and emergency procedures, and rights and independence of clients
- Annual CNA training includes training on infection control, communication skills, personal care skills, basic safety and emergency procedures, and residents’ rights.
- LPN annual training can include courses related to nursing practice, pharmacology, and other healthcare topics.
- It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Illinois 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 Illinois-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.