training requirements for New York
New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA)
Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
- Home Health Aide (HHA)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
State Specific Training Requirements
- Annual PCA training covers infection control, communication, nutrition, personal care, safety, and other relevant topics
- Annual HHA training covers infection control, communication, nutrition, personal care, safety, and other relevant topics
- Annual CNA training covers infection control, communication, resident rights, personal care, safety, and other relevant topics
- Annual LPN training covers continuing education on nursing practice, including changes in regulations, technology, and nursing practice
- It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in New York 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 New York-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.