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§ 2587. Curriculum Content.

16 CA ADC § 2587Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 25. Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners of the State of California (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2. Psychiatric Technicians
Article 5. Schools for Preparation of Psychiatric Technicians
16 CCR § 2587
§ 2587. Curriculum Content.
(a) Psychiatric technician programs shall include theory and correlated clinical experience.
(b) The curriculum shall develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to care for patients of all ages in current health care settings.
(c) Curriculum content shall be taught in a sequence that results in students' progressive mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
(d) The curriculum content shall include:
(1) Anatomy and physiology
(2) Nutrition
(3) Psychology
(4) Normal growth and development
(5) Nursing process
(6) Communication, both verbal and written
(7) Nursing science, which shall include:
(A) Nursing fundamentals
(B) Medical/surgical nursing
(C) Communicable diseases, which shall include but not be limited to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
(D) Gerontological nursing
(8) Patient education
(9) Pharmacology, which shall include:
(A) Knowledge of commonly used drugs and their actions
(B) Computation of dosages
(C) Preparation of medications
(D) Principles of administration
(10) Classifications, treatment programs, and interventions for developmental disabilities.
(11) Classifications, treatment programs, and interventions for mental disorders, which shall include addictive behaviors and eating disorders.
(12) Leadership
(13) Supervision
(14) Ethics and unethical conduct
(15) Critical thinking
(16) Culturally congruent care
(17) End-of-life care
(e) The following related courses may be taught by additional faculty. Additional faculty are persons who have qualification to teach in a community college or a state university in California or hold a baccalaureate degree in the field related to the curriculum content taught, or meet the requirement for a vocational credential.
Maximum Hours of Instruction by Other Professionals Accepted by the Board
Anatomy and physiology
Normal Growth and Development
(f) All curricular changes that significantly alter the program philosophy, conceptual framework, content, objectives, or other written documentation as required in Section 2581, shall be approved by the Board prior to implementation. Proposed curricular changes must be submitted to the Board in final form by the fifteenth day of the second month preceding the month of the Board meeting at which the changes will be considered. Revisions should include:
(1) Explanation of changes;
(2) Rationale for proposed revision;
(3) Description of revised curriculum materials; and
(4) Changes to behavioral objectives, if applicable.


Note: Authority cited: Section 4504, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 4511, 4515, 4531 and 4532, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment of subsection (b) and (c)(1) filed 4-22-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 17). For prior history, see Register 76, No. 23.
2. Amendment of subsection (c)(1) filed 9-27-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 39).
3. Amendment of subsection (c)(3) and new subsection (d) filed 4-10-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 15).
4. Amendment filed 11-16-83; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 83, No. 47).
5. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 4-8-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 15).
6. New subsection (i) filed 4-12-89; operative 5-12-89 (Register 89, No. 23).
7. Amendment filed 3-24-92; operative 4-23-92 (Register 92, No. 13).
8. New subsection (c), subsection relettering, and amendment of newly designated subsection (e) filed 11-20-97; operative 12-20-97 (Register 97, No. 47).
9. Amendment of subsection (f) and new subsections (f)(1)-(f)(4) filed 6-1-2000; operative 6-30-2000 pursuant to Government Code section 11349.3(a) (Register 2000, No. 22).
10. Amendment of subsection (e) and amendment of Note filed 12-29-2004; operative 1-28-2005 (Register 2004, No. 53).
11. Amendment of subsection (d)(6) and new subsections (d)(14)-(17) filed 5-4-2007; operative 6-3-2007 (Register 2007, No. 18).
This database is current through 3/10/23 Register 2023, No. 10.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2587, 16 CA ADC § 2587
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