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(a) Policy. There shall be a written program for the orientation, training and continuing education of correctional and health care personnel to ensure the employment or assignment of qualified personnel and the continuous delivery of quality health care.
(b) Health Care Personnel.
(1) The Health Authority shall be responsible for the following:
(i) ensuring that all health service professionals are appropriately credentialed;
(ii) monitoring verification of continued maintenance of licensure and/or certification of professional health care personnel, including participation in continuing education programs as required by their professions.
(2) Written job descriptions approved by the Health Authority shall define the specific duties and responsibilities of health care personnel who provide health care in the facilities. Such job descriptions shall be reviewed on a periodic basis as determined by the Health Authority, but never to exceed one year.
(3) The following shall only be performed by health care personnel and shall not be performed by correctional personnel or inmates, except as provided under 40 RCNY § 3-05(b)(2)(iii):
(i) providing direct patient care services;
(ii) scheduling health care appointments;
(iii) determining access of (other) inmates to health care services;
(iv) handling of unsealed health records except in medical emergency situations and only upon the request of health care personnel;
(v) handling or having access to surgical instruments, syringes, needles, medications; or
(vi) operating medical equipment.
(1) A written plan developed by the Health Authority shall require all health care personnel to participate in orientation and training appropriate to their specific health care delivery activities and job descriptions, and required by their respective disciplines and licensing bodies. This shall include training in mental health screening as described in the Mental Health Minimum Standards. The plan shall define the frequency of ongoing training for all health care personnel.
(2) Written policy and a training program for correctional staff shall be established and approved jointly by the Health Authority and the Department of Correction determining the type of training for new staff and the type and frequency of training and continuing education for all correctional staff regarding, but not limited to, instruction in the following:
(i) how to recognize medical emergencies;
(ii) administration of first aid and certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for sufficient staff to meet the standard described in the Mental Health Minimum Standards;
(iii) how to obtain medical care for inmates in emergency and non-emergency situations.
(iv) rules and regulations regarding health services and the layout of each facility in which they work.
(3) The Department of Correction will ensure that the correctional staff are trained in those areas described in 40 RCNY § 3-03(c)(2).