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Limited Mental Health Training Requirement

Pursuant to s. 429.075, F.S., administrators, managers, and staff in direct contact with mental health residents in a facility with a Limited Mental Health License must receive a minimum of six (6) hours training provided or approved by the Department of Children and Family Services within 6 months of the facility's receiving a limited mental health license or within 6 months of employment in a facility holding a limited mental health license. Staff in "direct contact" means direct care staff and staff whose duties take them into resident living areas and require them to interact with mental health residents on a daily basis. The term does not include maintenance, food service, or administrative staff if such staff have only incidental contact with mental health residents.

Administrators, managers, and staff who have received this training do not have to repeat this training should they change employers provided the employee provides a copy of the employee's training certificate to the employee's current employer for retention in the facility's personnel files.

Note: Training received under this subsection may count once for 6 of the 12 hours of continuing education required for administrators and managers.

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