Best Practices for Human Care Regulation

The Best Practices for Human Care Regulation document lays the foundation for an organization to focus on and assess its resources and processes across the board in an effort to support the regulatory program. The best practices address two major areas: Organizational Management and Regulatory Management. Presented in a layered approach, they build upon and support one another for a cohesive, strong, and robust regulatory program and leadership driven organization. Both major areas are divided into benchmarks that look at overall leadership; strategic planning; financial and human resources; professional development; communication; and statutory, rule, and policy responsibilities.

Best Practices for Human Care Regulation

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In addition the Best Practices for Human Care Regulation document, an self-assessment tool has been developed to give agencies an initial indication of improvement opportunities in their agency staff development programs. It is anticipated that organizations may not fully meet all criteria of Best Practices for Human Care Regulation initially; however, the publication can illuminate procedures or practices needed for organizational improvement. Using this structured assessment and planning process can give interested organizations a clearer sense of direction.

Best Practices for Human Care Regulation Self-Assessment Tool (PDF) (Word)

Once the self-assessment is complete, a follow-up tool has been developed to help agencies develop strategic plans to improve their practices. Strategies should be prioritized and combined with internal resources to help minimize any impacts on performance or mandates until the underlying problems can be overcome.

Best Practices for Human Care Regulation Follow-Up Tool (PDF) (Word)