As a reminder, beginning April 1, 2021, provider agencies should begin training new direct support professionals in using the new curriculum and testing materials.
As a reminder, per 460 IAC 9-3-6(b), ‘Indiana Direct Support Professional Training: Core A and Core B, Curriculum 2020’ is required for DSPs working in group home settings. For DSPs working in HCBS waiver funded settings, the new curriculum may be used to meet the requirements for medication administration training detailed in 460 IAC 6-16-3(b)(4)(C).
Direct support professionals certified through the previous curriculum to administer medications are not required to be recertified in the ‘Indiana Direct Support Professional Training: Core A and Core B, Curriculum 2020.’ Provider agencies can choose when to have their current employees trained on the 2020 curriculum. The revised curriculum ‘Indiana Direct Support Professional Training: Core A and Core B, Curriculum 2020’ is available.
In order to assist in the capacity of providers to offer this new curriculum to DSPs, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services will be hosting additional Train-the-Trainer Core A/B Medication Administration training sessions on the following dates:
To register for this virtual training and download training materials, please visit the Train-the-Trainer Core A/B Medication Administration training webpage.
Providers may deliver Core A and Core B trainings using online using videos as a virtual option to in-person training. However, the portion of the training involving routine medication administration demonstration of an oral/liquid (and any other route) with the nurse should always be in person.
Additional training questions may be directed to Celia Bartel at Celia.Bartel@fssa.in.gov.
The DDRS is a program of the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration. If you have questions about DDRS programs and services, visit us online at www.DDRS.In.gov.
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