PA 15-129—sHB 6892

Aging Committee

Public Health Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPITAL TRAINING AND PROCEDURES FOR PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED DEMENTIA

SUMMARY: Starting October 1, 2015, this act requires hospitals to train direct care staff in the symptoms of dementia as part of their regular staff training.

In general, neither state law nor regulation specifies training requirements for hospital direct care staff. In practice, hospitals must comply with clinical training requirements set by certain regulatory and accrediting agencies, including the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Joint Commission (an independent, national accrediting agency for hospitals and health care organizations).

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2015

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