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On July 8, 2012 Governor Patrick signed into law Chapter 142 of the Acts of 2012, “An act providing for dementia-specific training for certain employees of long-term care facilities.”

The Department of Public Health regulations are at 105 CMR 150.022  through 150.029. These regulations set forth the minimum dementia staff training requirements for all nursing homes, and as well as the minimum standards with which a Dementia Special Care Unit (DSCU) must comply.

These requirements apply to Level I, II and III facilities licensed under 105 CMR 150.000.

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