CMS Finalizes New Long-Term Care Regulations
On September 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final regulations for long-term care facilities. The CDM is listed first amongst qualifications for the newly designated Director of Food and Nutrition Services.
According to the requirements, individuals who are currently employed as the designated Director of Food and Nutrition Services prior to November 28, 2016 will have five years to meet the staffing requirements outlined by CMS. Individuals hired after November 28, 2016 will have no later than one year to meet these staffing requirements.
Read the full press release on ANFPonline.org.
What does this mean?
"We are thrilled that CMS has officially recognized the value of the CDM, CFPP credential in its recent regulations. We believe this confirms the many positive impacts CDM, CFPPs have on those they care for," said Becky Rude, coordinator of UND's Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Training Program.
UND is ready to assist those needing a CDM, CFPP credential. To help individuals meet the one-year timeline, we accept enrollments any day of the year (office hours are M-F, 8:00 - 4:30 CST) and offer a self-paced, online course format - which means students never have to leave their current location or job.