37.99.153 PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE ADOLESCENT RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS: STAFF TRAINING
(1) A program must have written policies, procedures, and initial and ongoing training curriculum that meets the minimum requirements in this rule.
(2) Programs must provide adequate and timely training to ensure the safety of program participants.
(3) All program staff must complete a minimum of 24 hours of orientation training consisting of the following minimum requirements:
(a) an overview of the program's policy, procedures, organization, and services;
(b) mandatory child abuse reporting laws;
(c) behavioral management techniques;
(d) fire safety, including emergency evacuation routes;
(f) suicide prevention;
(g) emergency medical procedures;
(h) report writing including the development and maintenance of logs and journals;
(i) program participant rights as outlined in ARM 37.99.125; and
(j) hours required for on-the-job training.
(4) Orientation training must be completed and documented before the staff person may count in the staff ratio as specified in ARM 37.99.172 and 37.99.210.
(5) All program staff must complete the following certification training within six months of hire:
(a) the use of de-escalation training and methods of managing program participants as described in the program's policies and ARM 37.99.170;
(b) first aid and hands-on CPR certification; and
(c) maintain and update these trainings and certifications as required.
(6) Program staff may not work alone without completing the requirements of (5).
(7) The program must provide ongoing training for staff to maintain and improve proficiency in their knowledge and skills. Training must be a minimum of 20 hours annually thereafter and appropriate for the level of care provided.
(8) All training must be documented and kept on file for each staff member, administrator, and volunteer.
History: 52-2-803, 52-2-805, MCA; IMP, 52-2-803, 52-2-805, 52-2-809, MCA; NEW, 2019 MAR p. 2029, Eff. 11/9/19.