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275 E. Main Street 4CF
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-7700
Fax: (502) 564-8917
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8:00 am–4:30 pm ET

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Elizabeth Kries
(502) 782-7387

Barb Locker
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Questions Related to Credentialing and Continuing Education

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Pertaining to the continuing education required for professional staff that is in new regulations/policy manual, can the hours include training like crisis prevention, focus tool, CM, Big Day training, PDS training, or does it have to be something above and beyond those trainings offered by DDID and/or from an outside company or business?
What is "documentation of completion of the expanded requirements for the direct support professional credentialed in the area of positive behavior supports?" Says we need that in our cover letter for exceptional supports.

Should that be considered "as applicable"? I have not heard this defined further so any clarification would be awesome!
Are there any changes in staff credentialing due to a lack of providers being able to provide such services as Community Access? If not, what is the direction if there are not enough providers offering the service to cover the demand?

Not a lot of providers, if any, are offering Community Access in central Kentucky or rural areas. Does the Department have a list of providers authorized/approved or currently providing those supports?
Can a provider, without a degree or five years' experience, who is hired after 1/1/14, pursue credentialing prior to providing CA?
After 1/1/14, what are the qualifications to provide CA?
This is what is on the streets per regulatory representation: 3) After 1/1/14 the qualifications to provide CA is that you have to have a bachelor's degree. Years’ experience and credentialing no longer apply. Is this true?
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