What if DSP is a CNA, LPN or RN?

Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and registered Nurses (RN) that are hired to function as a Direct Support Persons (DSPs) may be added to the Health Care Worker Registry as DD Aides if they have:

  1. Completed CPR and First Aid training (6 hours) or can document current certification in each. Trainees certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) via the Illinois Department of Public Health or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians meet CPR and First Aid training requirements. 
  2. Completed Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation Prevention, Recognition & Intervention classroom training (3 hours) and on-the-job activities (5 hours).
  3. Demonstrated competency in all areas listed in the DSP Training Program Core Competency Area Checklist, or DSP Training Program: Core Competency Verification Form, or listed as DSP Required Classroom Competencies and DSP Required OJT Competencies.
  4. Reported completion of their abbreviated DSP training to the Health Care Worker Registry (HCWR) within 30 days of its completion and be designated as a "DD Aide" on the Health Care Worker Registry record. See the Health Care Worker Registry Instruction Manual for more information.
  5. Results of an Illinois State Police name-based or fingerprint criminal background check reported to the Health Care Worker Registry.
  6. Have their name cleared by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Children Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS), Illinois Sex Offender Registry and HFS OIG Sanction List.

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