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HIV/AIDS Continuing Education for Health Professionals

State Licensure Requirements (No longer in effect as of June 24, 2015)

The 2015 General Assembly has removed all licensure requirements to receive specific continuing education on HIV/AIDS, effective June 24, 2015.

KRS 214.610 Educational course to be completed by health-care workers and social workers -- Approval by licensing board or certifying entity -- Publication of courses. (Effective until June 24, 2015)

KRS 214.615 Required educational course on transmission, control, treatment, and prevention of AIDS. (Effective until June 24, 2015)

KRS 214.620 Planning for implementation of professional education requirement -- Information and education requirements for certain groups. (Effective until June 24, 2015)

Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Workshops

Kentucky law requires HIV test counselors to be trained in the Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling. Attendance is limited for these full-day workshops. To participate, follow these steps:

  1. Complete this survey.
  2. Create an account on KY.TRAIN.org if you don't already have one.
  3. Take the online prerequisite course #1021131 on KY.TRAIN (3.6 hours).
  4. Take the online prerequisite course #1054132 on KY.TRAIN (3.0 hours).
  5. Find a workshop in your area and register.

Training on the use of rapid HIV tests involves taking the appropriate KY.TRAIN module listed below. These modules require that you successfully run a set of rapid test kit controls in the presence of your testing supervisor. Ask which type of rapid test your agency is using to determine which module you will need.

  • Clearview Rapid HIV Test Web-Based Training 1052459
  • OraQuick Rapid HIV Test Web-Based Training 1052460
Kentucky Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange Program

In direct response to Senate Bill 192 enacted during the 2015 regular legislative session, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has published guidelines for local health departments implementing Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange Programs (HRSEP).

SB 192 impacts KRS 218A.500/510 


Last Updated 7/2/2015
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