The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing has issued a notice on required training for healthcare providers on the issue of domestic and sexual violence as a condition of licensure.
DPH’s Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services has developed a training that meets the requirements for licensure. You can access the e-learning tool from this DPH Domestic and Sexual Violence Integration Initiatives web page
Nurses who renew after October 30, 2018, will have an additional six months from the date of license renewal to complete the training. Nurses who have renewed prior to the release of the training must complete the training prior to their next license renewal.
A nurse participating in a currently approved in-person training program will be considered to have met the requirement and does not need to take the online course by DPH. Refer to DPH’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Integration Initiatives for training approval updates.