To obtain approval from BELTSS for CE programs the sponsoring organization or licensee requesting approval of content must:
A. administration of services for persons needing long term care;
B. current issues and trends in long term care;
C. the relationship of long term care to other aspects of the health care continuum; and
D. responsibilities, tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform nursing home administrator functions in the NAB domains of practice [areas of resident care management, personnel management, financial management, environmental management, governance and management].
Unacceptable subjects for programming [in Minn. Rule 6400.6800 Subp. 5] include topics regarding general personal development, including stress management, facility or company orientation, facility or company policies or procedural issues, organizational functions (such as business meetings and election of officers), and medical treatment at a clinical level beyond that required for licensure as a nursing home administrator. In-service education conducted by facility staff, focusing on the day-to-day function of the organization will not be approved. Webinars that do not meet the verification requirements.
2. Include with the application a conference program brochure and a detailed schedule showing:
a) program breakdown by time sequence b) summary of each session/content c) speaker qualifications
Example: 8:00 - 9:00 Registration; 9:00 - 10:00 Alzheimer's workshop; 10:00 - 10:15 Break. If the program is video or home study, attach a workbook or other sample of program content.
3. Issue each attendee a signed certificate of attendance specifying the number of clock hours actually awarded. For home study programs, include test results or other independent means of verifying participation and learning. Attach a copy of the test. For webinars, include course content and proof of attendance.
4. Inform BELTSS of any cancellation or rescheduling of the program or if the program is repeated at a date or location other than as specified on the application.