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Infection Control - NY State

This 2-hour NY State mandated training course introduces, identifies, explains the risks, instructs on prevention, provides and explains common terms, definitions, and laws surrounding Infection Control.

All physicians, physician assistants, and specialist assistants must complete course work or training in accordance with Section 239 of the Public Health Law at the time of their initial licensure/registration and every four years thereafter. This coursework is based on the chain of infection and how to prevent the transmission of disease.

All dentists, dental hygienists, licensed practical nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, and registered nurses must complete course work or training appropriate to their practice regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work controls to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis b virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice, every four years according to Section 6505-b of the Education Law. You must attest to having completed this requirement to the State Education Department on your first licensure/registration application and at every subsequent registration.

Child Abuse - For NY Healthcare Professionals

The Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse, Maltreatment and Neglect workshop is a two-hour online Child Abuse mandated training course for New York nurses and other medical professionals. This course is frequently known as Child Abuse Prevention (CAP), Child Abuse Workshop and Prevention of Child Abuse (PCA) or the mandated reporter class. The NYSED requires this training for those who seek a license or certification to work in various professions in New York State.

As part of Social Services Law - SOS § 414, New York Education Law requires certain individuals, when applying initially for licensure or a limited permit, to provide documentation of having completed two hours of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse, maltreatment and neglect. In New York, when the law initially went into effect on January 1, 1989, the requirement applied to: Chiropractors, Dental Hygienists, Dentists, Optometrists, Physicians, Podiatrists, Psychologists, and Registered Nurses. The Law also required this training among the requirements for certification or licensure of school administrators/supervisors, school service personnel, and classroom school teachers. All persons applying for a provisional or permanent certificate or license valid for administrative or supervisory service, school service, or classroom teaching service must have completed the two hours of coursework or training.

Effective September 1, 2004, this requirement also applies to Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Master Social Workers.

Effective January 1, 2005, this requirement applies to Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, and Psychoanalysts.

More recently, effective July 1, 2014, this requirement also applies to licensed behavior analysts and certified behavior analyst assistants.

For New York Teachers we recommend ACRA at or CUNY Lehman College to meet your NY State Teaching (TEACH) and Daycare requirements.

Who should take Infection Control and Child Abuse Page training?

  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Registered physician assistant
  • Surgeon
  • Medical examiner
  • Coroner
  • Dentist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Osteopath
  • Optometrist
  • Chiropractor
  • Podiatrist
  • Resident
  • Intern
  • Psychologist
  • Registered (RN) & primary care nurse
  • Social worker
  • Medical student
  • Physician assistant student
  • Specialist assistant
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Licensed creative arts therapist
  • Licensed marriage and family therapist
  • Licensed mental health counselor
  • Licensed psychoanalyst
  • Hospital personnel engaged in the admission, examination, care, or treatment of persons
  • A Christian Science practitioner