H.B. 2059, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, requires HHSC to approve training courses on human trafficking, including at least one that is free of charge, post the list of approved trainings on the HHSC website, and update the list of approved trainings as necessary.
First Health Care Practitioner Course Available Now
Course approved by HHSC in accordance with Texas House Bill 2059 (86th Regular Session).
The SOAR To Health and Wellness module is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center in collaboration with the Administration for Children and Families, Office on Trafficking in Persons and Office on Women’s Health.
SOAR Online is designed to educate health care providers, social workers, public health professionals and behavioral health professionals on how to identify, treat and respond appropriately to individuals who are at risk or who have been trafficked. The target audience includes physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, registered nurses, dentists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, school counselors, public health professionals, health education specialists and allied health professionals.
Continuing Education Credits Available:
Physicians – maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians – 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs)
Psychologists – 1.0 CE credit
Nurses – 1.0 contact hour
Dentists - 1.0 CE credit
Public Health Professionals – 1.0 CPH credit
Healthcare Team – 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education credit
Completion of this course will satisfy the requirements for all licensees impacted by House Bill 2059 (86th Regular Session).
Future Human Trafficking Training
HHSC is currently in the process of developing its own human trafficking training which will be offered to all health care practitioners free of charge.
HHSC will soon begin accepting trainings from external entities for review pursuant to House Bill 2059. Interested parties may submit trainings for review once the Human Trafficking for Health Care Practitioners Training Application is posted on this website.
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