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training requirements for South Carolina

Regulatory Bodies

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS)
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)
South Carolina Board of Nursing
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (SCLLR)
South Carolina Association for Home and Hospice Care

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

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

State Specific Training Requirements

  • HHA annual training topics: Infection control, client rights and independence, personal care, communication, nutritional needs, and safety and emergency procedures
  • CNA annual training topics: Communication, infection control, safety, resident rights, personal care skills, and the role of the nurse aide
  • LPN annual training topics: Continuing education courses must be relevant to the nurse’s area of practice
  • It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in South Carolina 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 South Carolina-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.

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