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California Code of Regulations
Title 17, Division 2
Chapter 3 - Community Services
SubChapter 4 - Residential Services and Quality Assurance Regulations
Article 7 - Personnel
§56037. Administrator Qualifications and Continuing Education.
§56037. Administrator Qualifications and Continuing Education.
 
(a) Administrators for Service Level 2, 3 and 4 facilities shall fulfill requirements for continuing education in one or more of the following areas, as they relate to the administration and management of residential services for persons with developmental disabilities:
(1) Consumer services as described in the program design;
(2) Promotion of consumers' rights, health, safety and social and physical integration; and
(3) The ID Team process, including development and implementation of IPPs.
(b) An administrator of an adult residential facility may meet the requirements for continuing education specified in this section by meeting the requirements for continuing education specified in Health and Safety Code Section 1562.3(f)(1).
(c) The regional center shall count the hours required for the renewal of the administrator certification as required by Health and Safety Code Section 1562.3(f)(1), to the maximum extent allowed by that section, toward the continuing education requirements specified in this section when the administrator provides documentation to the regional center that the hours have been completed.
(1) Hours shall be counted on an hour-for-hour basis.
(d) Service Level 2 administrators shall:
(1) Have a minimum of six months of prior experience providing direct supervision and special services to persons with developmental disabilities;
(A) The regional center shall be permitted to waive the above requirement if the regional center determines that it is necessary to meet consumer needs.
(2) Complete a minimum of eight hours of continuing education in the areas specified in subsection (a) above within each twelve-month period following the assumption of the duties of an administrator.
(e) Service Level 3 administrators shall:
(1) Have a minimum of nine months of prior experience providing direct supervision and special services to persons with developmental disabilities;
(A) The regional center shall be permitted to waive the above requirement if the regional center determines that it is necessary to meet consumer needs.
(2) Complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in the areas specified in subsection (a) above within each twelve-month period following the assumption of the duties of an administrator.
(f) Service Level 4 administrators shall:
(1) Have a minimum of 12 months of prior experience providing direct supervision and special services to persons with developmental disabilities;
(A) The regional center shall be permitted to waive the above requirement if the regional center determines that it is necessary to meet consumer needs.
(2) Complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in the areas specified in subsection (a) above within each twelve-month period following the assumption of the duties of an administrator.
(g) Service Level 2, 3 and 4 administrators providing direct supervision and special services shall complete any additional training in a specific knowledge area(s) which has been identified as needing improvement in the written notification pursuant to Section 56033 (d)(2).
(h) Successful completion of the competency-based training and passage of the competency test required by Section 56033 (a)(1) or (2) shall satisfy the continuing education requirements specified in this section for an administrator for the year in which the training is satisfactorily completed.
(i) For administrators, passing the challenge test without attending the competency-based training required by Section 56033 (a)(1) or (2) shall not satisfy the continuing education requirements specified in this section.
Note
Authority cited: Sections 4681.1, 4695.2(e) and 4748, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Sections 4648, 4681.1, 4695, 4695.2, 4748, 4833 and 4843, Welfare and Institutions Code.
History
1. New section filed 1-14-91; operative 2-13-91 (Register 91, No. 14).
2. New subsection (b)(2)(A) and amendment of NOTE filed 11-4-91 as an emergency; operative 11-4-91 (Register 92, No. 8). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 3-3-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New subsection (b)(2)(A) and amendment of NOTE refiled 3-4-92 as an emergency; operative 3-4-92 (Register 92, No. 15). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 7-2-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-4-92 order including amendment of subsections (b)(2), (c)(2) and (d)(2) and repealer of subsection (b)(2)(A) transmitted to OAL 6-25-92 and filed 8-4-92 (Register 92, No. 32).
5. Amendment of section filed 9-20-93 as an emergency; operative 9-20-93. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Chapter 722, Statutes of 1992, Section 147 (Register 93, No. 39). These regulations shall not be repealed by the Office of Administrative Law and shall remain in effect until revised or repealed, as appropriate.
6. Amendment of section filed 11-23-94; operative 11-23-94 (Register 94, No. 47).
7. Editorial correction of History 5 (Register 94, No. 47).
8. Editorial correction of subsection (d)(2) and Reference cite (Register 95, No. 18).
9. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (b)(1)(A), (c)(1)(A) and (d)(1)(A) filed 6-19-95 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 95, No. 25).
10. New subsections (e)-(g) and amendment of Note filed 3-13-2000 as an emergency; operative 3-13-2000 (Register 2000, No. 11). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-11-2000 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
11. New subsections (b)-(c)(1), relettering of former subsection (b) to subsection (d), relettering of former subsection (c)-(d) to first pair of subsections (e)-(f) and amendment of Note filed 3-23-2000; operative 4-22-2000 (Register 2000, No. 12).
12. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to 3-13-2000 emergency amendment by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 2000, No. 30).
13. New subsections (e)-(g) and amendment of Note filed 7-26-2000 as an emergency; operative 7-26-2000 (Register 2000, No. 30). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-27-2000 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
14. Refiling of 7-26-2000 order, including relettering of duplicate subsections (e)-(g) as (g)-(i) and amendment of Note, 11-27-2000 as an emergency; operative 11-27-2000 (Register 2000, No. 48). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 3-27-2001 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
15. Certificate of Compliance as to 7-26-2000 order transmitted to OAL 3-22-2001 and filed 5-2-2001 (Register 2001, No. 18).
16. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 2-28-2002 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2002, No. 9).