Dementia Training Waivers Expire with The End of NH’s State of Emergency

Dear Administrators,

The New Hampshire State of Emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-04 ended at midnight on June 11, 2021. With the ending of the State of Emergency, the Dementia Training waivers granted by the department will expire. Please refer to your specific waiver letter for the date.

Many waivers granted under the authority of the Executive Order 2020-04 will expire 15 days after the last day of the state of emergency. These waivers will no longer be valid at the close of business on 6/26/2021.

The waivers to extend the time-frame for the Dementia training requirements are as follows:

  • All covered employed staff members hired on or after February 1, 2020, shall complete initial training within 90 days of the last day of the State of Emergency established in Executive Order 2020-04.

  • All covered employed staff members who were employed prior to February 1, 2020 and who have not received equivalent training; such training shall be completed within 6 months of last day of the State of Emergency established in Executive Order 2020-04.

Please contact  DHHS.hfaregcorrespondence@nh.gov with any questions.

The Bureau of Licensing and Certification offers thanks and appreciation for all you have done to ensure the safety and well-being of all those you care for during this unprecedented time in our history.

For questions about this process, contact Kelly Keefe, RN, Clinical Licensing Supervisor, NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Licensing and Certification, (603) 271-9607.

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