How to Navigate the New Illinois Mandate Part 973 Alzheimer's Code

The mandate released earlier this year, by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is in full effectWe breakdown the new code that affects Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing agencies

The official code is in the Illinois Register under:

Title 77: Public Health

Chapter 1: Department of Public Health

Subchapter u: Miscellaneous Programs and Services

Part 973 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Services Code

 

Is your organization prepared?  

The new mandate, Part 973 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Service Code, requires that agencies have...

  • Staff trained in dementia care
  • Appointed an Alzheimer's Services Director
    • Trained in dementia care and ability centered care
  • Alzheimer's Services Director complete 8 hours of orientation training and 12 hours of CEUs annually thereafter
  • Staff complete 6 hours of orientation training in their 60 days and 3 hours annually thereafter

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health mandates the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) pre-certification class for the Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) as part of that training. You can check out our upcoming Pre-CDP trainings and a variety of other trainings for healthcare workers.

 

Preparing to meet the new code can be daunting. We offer pre-certification in dementia care, continuing education credits, and consultation to meet the requirements. Let us know if you'd like a personalized consultation

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