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months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
102nd General Assembly. The training shall cover the following
(1) Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
(2) Safety risks.
(3) Communication and behavior.
(c) Annual continuing education training shall include at
least 2 hours of dementia training covering the subjects
described in subsection (b).
(d) This Section is designed to improve the quality of
training for Community Care Program direct service workers. If
laws or rules existing on the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly contain more
rigorous dementia training requirements for employees or
contractors providing direct services to Community Care
Program participants, those laws or rules shall apply. An
individual who is required to receive dementia training under
other laws and rules may be considered exempt, as long as the
requirement includes a minimum 2 hours of dementia training.
The individual shall be required to show proof he or she
received the training required under this Section.
(e) The Department may adopt rules for the administration
of this Section.