Meeting New York Training Requirements for Healthcare

Sarah Jones
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New York is well-known for New York City and its influence on arts, fashion, finance, and entertainment. New York employers with more than 20 employees must complete training on workplace violence prevention and have a written plan. Hospitals must also have training and a written plan for domestic violence, and sexual harassment training is required for all employers.

MedTrainer’s healthcare policy experts often conduct state analyses of training requirements to share with customers. Included in this blog post are the results of an audit on New York requirements. This list should be used as a guide and does not replace your own comprehensive analysis. 

What Is Required for New York Compliance Training?

Healthcare compliance training is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Requirements vary by care setting (industry), employee role, a risk assessment, and more. 

The list below includes New York compliance training requirements for most clinical roles:

  • Combating Medicare Parts C and D Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (CMS, required if provider participates)
  • Documentation Standards for Medical Records (CMS, required if provider participates)
  • Understanding and Applying CMS Regulations for Use of Restraints (CMS, required if provider participates)
  • The Rights of the Individual and Person Centered Care Across the Continuum (CMS, required if provider participates)
  • Identification and Reporting of Critical Incidents (CMS)
  • Corporate Compliance – Conflict of Interest in Healthcare
  • Corporate Compliance – Identifying Misconduct and Effective Discipline
  • Corporate Compliance Framework and Essentials
  • DEI – Understanding and Work With Diversity for Managers (New York)
  • Cybersecurity Training and Awareness (HIPAA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • HIPAA Security Rule
  • Infection Control and Prevention (OSHA, New York)
  • CPR and Basic Life Support (determined by licensing)
  • Airborne and Droplet Diseases (OSHA)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (OSHA)
  • Confined Spaces (OSHA)
  • Disaster Preparedness (OSHA)
  • Ergonomics and Injury Prevention (OSHA)
  • Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher Types (OSHA)
  • General Safety Orientation (OSHA)
  • Preventing Needlesticks and Other Sharps Injuries (OSHA)
  • Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers (OSHA)
  • Safe Patient Handling and Movement (New York)
  • Risk Management and Patient Safety (New York)
  • NY – Human Trafficking and the Role of Healthcare Professionals (New York)
  • New York Mandated Reporter Training (New York)
  • New York Sexual Harassment Prevention and Training (New York)
  • Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention (New York)

What To Look for in Healthcare Compliance Courses

Identifying New York training required for healthcare compliance is complicated, plus regulations and standards frequently change. Here’s what you should look for when selecting healthcare compliance courses:

  • Healthcare-Specific Content: Scenario-based training is required in many states and it is also one of the most effective ways to learn. Be sure that the courses your staff are taking use healthcare scenarios to keep employees engaged and offer the best training.
  • Continuing Education: It is a considerable benefit to clinicians when healthcare organizations offer CE (continuing education) credits at no cost. These courses are required to maintain licensure and can often be very expensive. It’s even possible to offer courses that meet regulatory requirements and qualify for CE. Look for libraries that provide CE courses accepted by state boards and nationally recognized organizations, including:
  • Diverse Course Blend: Choose classes created by instructional designers and subject matter experts versed in evidence-based course creation. Provide required and often hard-to-find CE courses for licensed employees.
  • Role-Specific Training: Don’t assign the same training to all employees. Regulatory agencies require different training based on the healthcare worker’s role, so you should also assign training by role and care setting.
  • Meeting Multiple Standards: Compliance training courses that meet multiple standards are a win-win for organizations and employees. For example, choose a disaster preparedness course that meets the OSHA and CMS emergency preparedness standards instead of requiring employees to take two separate classes.
  • Go Digital: Digital platforms enhance compliance training through cloud-based access, mobile learning, and automatically updated courses. Compliance training administrators can significantly improve efficiency using automated course completion reminders, scheduled reporting, and streamlined new hire onboarding with just one click.

Benefits of Implementing a Healthcare LMS

Healthcare training software has transformed how healthcare professionals learn, practice, and refine their skills. Choosing a platform built for healthcare’s unique challenges will offer numerous advantages that enhance the learning experience and patient care outcomes. 

  • Accessibility: Healthcare professionals have busy and often unpredictable schedules, so choosing a platform with online classes and the ability to pause and restart is critical for these employees. 
  • Continuous Updates: Top healthcare training software companies rely on subject matter experts to continuously update courses to include the latest research findings, treatment methodologies, and healthcare regulations.
  • Automatic Tracking: Since healthcare organizations must be able to show regulatory and accreditation agencies proof of course completion, automated tracking is critical. 
  • Time Savings: Compliance professionals can dedicate more time to proactive risk management without the burden of manual training programs. Download this guide to calculate your potential savings.
  • Cost Savings: Save money when you no longer pause appointments for in-person training, purchase materials, or have an already busy employee track down appropriate training.
  • Scalability: A healthcare LMS can easily accommodate growing numbers of learners without significant additional costs, making it suitable for large healthcare organizations and institutions.

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