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§ 2588.1. Clinical Preceptorships.

16 CA ADC § 2588.1Barclays 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 § 2588.1
§ 2588.1. Clinical Preceptorships.
(a) With prior Board approval, each psychiatric technician program may offer an optional clinical preceptorship during the last nine weeks of the program.
(b) Preceptorship means an optional clinical experience for selected psychiatric technician students, which is conducted in the last nine (9) weeks of the psychiatric technician program.
(c) Preceptor means a registered nurse or a psychiatric technician on staff at the clinical facility in which the preceptorship will occur who is specially selected and prepared to work with a student during the preceptorship and who shall be responsible for on-site direction of the student's preceptorship.
(d) The program director or designee shall be responsible for the overall management of the preceptorship and final student outcomes.
(e) General Requirements
(1) The preceptorship may be conducted in any health care setting (including acute, subacute, clinic or a combination of settings) wherein the specific clinical objectives can be met.
(2) The goal of the preceptorship shall be the facilitation of students' maximal application of newly acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities in a realistic setting that simulates actual job performance.
(3) Preceptorships shall not be used for clinical make-up time or remediation.
(4) Prior to implementation of the preceptorship, the director shall apply for Board approval and specify the clinical objectives to be accomplished by the student in the preceptorship facility.
(5) The total length of a student's preceptorship shall not exceed 160 hours.
(6) The total hours per week required of a student for theory and preceptorship attendance shall not exceed 40 hours.
(7) The total hours per day required of a student for theory and preceptorship attendance shall not exceed eight (8) hours.
(8) The preceptorship shall be conducted within the last nine (9) weeks of the program or when presentation of new theory and correlated clinical content has been completed, whichever occurs later.
(9) The maximum instructor-to-preceptorship student ratio is 1:15.
(10) The maximum preceptor-to-student ratio is 1:1.


Note: Authority cited: Section 4504, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 4511, 4531 and 4532, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 6-1-2000; operative 6-30-2000 pursuant to Government Code section 11349.3(a) (Register 2000, No. 22).
2. Amendment of subsection (c) and amendment of Note filed 12-29-2004; operative 1-28-2005 (Register 2004, No. 53).
This database is current through 11/24/23 Register 2023, No. 47.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2588.1, 16 CA ADC § 2588.1
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