(1) Persons seeking approval as an adult day care Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders training provider, pursuant to sections 429.917 and 429.818, F.S., and rules 59A-16.110 and 59A-16.111, F.A.C., shall:
    (a) Provide the Department of Elder Affairs or its designee documentation that he or she holds a Bachelor’s degree in a health-care, human service, or gerontology-related field from an accredited college or university, or holds a license as a registered nurse; and,
    1. Possess at least one year of teaching or training experience as an educator of caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders, or
    2. Have one year of practical experience in a program providing care to persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders, or
    3. Have completed a specialized training program in Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders from a university or an accredited health care or human service or gerontology continuing education provider.
    4. With reference to the requirements contained in subparagraphs (a)1.-3., years of teaching experience or training as an educator of caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders may be substituted on a year-by-year basis for the required Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a subject related to health care, human service, or gerontology may be substituted for the teaching or training experience referenced in subparagraphs (a)1.-3.
    (b) Complete DOEA form ADC/ADRD-001, Application for Adult Day Care Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders Training Provider Certification, dated March 2015, which is incorporated by reference and available at the Department of Elder Affairs, 4040 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-7000 and at: http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-05613
    (2) Persons seeking to obtain approval of an adult day care Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders curriculum pursuant to Rule 59A-16.110, F.A.C., shall complete DOEA form ADC/ADRD-002, Application for Adult Day Care Three-Year Curriculum Certification, dated March 2015, which is incorporated by reference and available at the Department of Elder Affairs, 4040 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-7000 and at: http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-05614.
    (3) Persons seeking to obtain approval of a specialized Alzheimer’s services adult day care center curriculum pursuant to Rule 59A-16.111, F.A.C. shall complete DOEA form SAADC/ADRD-003, Application for Specialized Alzheimer’s Disease Adult Day Care Three-Year Curriculum Certification, dated March 2015, which is incorporated by reference and available at the Department of Elder Affairs, 4040 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-7000, and at: http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-05615.
    (4) Approval of training providers and the training curricula must be obtained from the Department or its designee prior to commencing training activities. Approval of training curricula shall expire after three years, whereupon training curricula must be re-submitted to the Department or its designee for re-approval.
    (5) Upon receipt of a training provider or a training curriculum application, the Department or its designee shall respond in writing within 30 calendar days in one of the following ways:
    (a) Notify the applicant that the application is approved or not approved pursuant to rules 59A-16.110, 59A-16.111, and subsections 58A-6.016(1)-(3), F.A.C. If an application is not approved, the Department or its designee shall respond in writing indicating the reasons for not approving the application and describing the information or documentation needed for approval;
    (b) Request additional information from the applicant in order to make a determination. Requested information omitted from an application shall be filed with the Department or its designee within 90 days of the Department’s or its designee’s request for omitted information, or the application shall be deemed incomplete, and shall be withdrawn from further consideration. Once the additional information has been received by the Department or its designee the Department or its designee will have 30 calendar days to make a determination, or
    (c) Notify the applicant that an additional 30 calendar days is needed to review the application and make a determination.
    (6) Upon notice of approval from the Department or its designee, the applicant may be identified as an approved training provider or as having an approved training curriculum as indicated by the Department or its designee. The Department or its designee shall maintain a list of approved training providers and training curriculum and provide a list of approved training providers to all interested parties upon request.
    (7) Upon successful completion of training, the trainee shall be issued a certificate by the approved training provider. The certificate shall include the title and topics covered by the training and the Department of Elder Affairs curriculum approval number, the number of hours of training, the Participant’s name, dates of attendance, location, the training provider’s name and the Department of Elder Affairs training provider’s approval number, and dated signature. The training provider’s signature on the certificate shall serve as documentation that the training provider has verified that the trainee has completed the required training pursuant to sections 429.917 and 429.918, F.S., and rules 59A-16.110 and 59A-16.109, F.A.C.
    (8) The Department reserves the right to attend and monitor training courses, review records and course materials approved pursuant to this rule, and revoke approved training provider status on the basis of nonadherence to approved curricula, the provider’s failure to maintain required training credentials, or circumstances in which the provider is found to knowingly disseminate any false or misleading information.
    (9) Training providers and training curricula which are approved consistent with the provisions of sections 429.178, 400.1755 and 400.6045, F.S., shall be considered as having met the requirements of this rule.
    (10) Certificates or copies of certificates of any training required by this rule shall be documented in the center’s personnel files.
Rulemaking Authority 429.917(1)(g), 429.918(6)(b) FS. Law Implemented 429.917(1), 429.918(6)(a) FS. History—New 1-1-04, Amended 8-3-15.