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Home Health Aide Training in New York
The New York State Department of Health and/or the New York State Education Department approves all of the Home Health Aide Training Programs in the state. Home health agencies must choose to operate the training under the approval of either the New York State Department of Health or the New York State Education Department. The Home health aide training programs cannot be dually approved by both the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department.
The program where you received your training issues the home health aide certificates upon the successful completion of the program. The HHA certificate has a Home Care Registry number and a certificate number printed on it. The certificate is signed by the appropriate staff of the training program.
The home health aide training in New York requires that students complete 75 hours if training which includes 59 hours classroom and 16 hours of supervised practical training as follows:
Home Care Aide Curriculum - 40 hours (all classroom)
Health Related Task Curriculum- 35 hours (19 hours classroom plus 16 hours of supervised practical training). And a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the trainee's supervised practical training must be provided in a patient care setting.
A home health aide training program that has been approved by the New York State Department of Health can not charge tuition but, a program approved by the New York State Education Department is allowed to charge tuition.
All home health aide trainees, regardless of the training program in which the trainee is enrolled, shall receive a copy of the Trainee Rights. It is mandatory that The Trainee Rights must be given to every trainee at the start of the class, or prior to, the first class. The training program must maintain documentation of receipt of these rights.
Home Health Aide Training Programs in New York