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DIVISION 103. DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION [104100 - 106036]

  ( Division 103 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. )

PART 4. OLDER ADULTS [104905 - 105145.5]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. )

CHAPTER 3. Geriatrics and Gerontology Programs [105100 - 105145.5]

  ( Heading of Chapter 3 amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 551, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. California State University Programs [105145 - 105145.5]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 551, Sec. 3. )

105145.
  

(a)  It is the intent of the Legislature that California State University students who are receiving training to provide services to the senior population complete a curriculum in the field of gerontology. It is the intent of the Legislature that this curriculum be designed to instill the attitudes, knowledge, and skills the students will need to provide competent and compassionate care for older persons.

(b)  It is the intent of the Legislature that the California State University system shall be responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating the necessary content in the curriculum.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 551, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105145.3.
  

(a)  The California State University system shall provide academic courses and training in the field of gerontology for professional service delivery personnel providing services to the senior population. For purposes of this article, “professional service delivery personnel” includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(1)  Social workers.

(2)  Nurses.

(3)  Gerontologists.

(4)  Physical therapists.

(5)  Psychologists.

(b)  Each of the California State University campuses that educates professional service delivery personnel shall, through its established curriculum development processes, do both of the following:

(1)  Develop and implement guidelines for training in gerontology.

(2)  Establish a plan for the recruitment of students to enter fields of service for the maturing California population that will ultimately lead to a higher quality service delivery system for the senior population.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 551, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105145.5.
  

On or before January 1, 2004, the Trustees of the California State University shall submit a progress report to the Legislature on the status of the establishment and implementation of curricula in gerontology in accordance with this article.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 551, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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