On April 1, 2009, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) implemented the revised Wis. Admin Code ch. DHS 83, licensing standards and regulations for community-based residential facilities (CBRFs). Minimum training requirements for CBRF personnel changed substantially with a delayed implementation date of April 1, 2010, for all current department-approved CBRF training plans and approved trainers as indicated in Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 83.20:
- DHS 83.20 Department-approved Training. (1) APPROVED TRAINING. (a) Training for standard precautions, fire safety, first aid and choking, and medication administration and management shall be approved by the department or designee and shall be provided by trainers approved by the department or designee. Approvals for training plans and trainers for standard precautions, fire safety, first aid and choking, and medication administration and management issued before April 1, 2009, shall expire April 1, 2010.
DHS designated the University of Wisconsin Green Bay to develop the curriculum for CBRF training programs. The University of Wisconsin Green Bay coordinates the approval of qualified trainers. It also maintains public directories for approved programs, instructors, and trainees as set in Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 83.20.
Anyone wanting to be a CBRF trainer for the following areas must be approved. They must follow the requirements found on the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry:
- Standard precautions
- Medication administration and management
- Fire safety
- First aid and choking
The University of Wisconsin Green Bay has 15 business days to process applications. Access the instructor applications.
All approvals previously issued to CBRF trainers and training programs are null and void after March 31, 2010.