Washington, DC LGBTQ Cultural Competency

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This two-hour course is designed to meet the Washington, DC requirement for LGBTQ Cultural Competency continuing education.

The course has a simple final quiz. This quiz is designed to check for understanding and can be taken as many times as necessary.

We have utilized technology that automatically formats the learning experience for computers, tablets, and smartphones. There is a smart translation feature that automatically translates the course into the language of your choosing.

Once the course is completed you will instantly receive a certificate that can be downloaded and printed. The course is sponsored by our partner, the Jamaica Bay Community Development Corporation, which is an authorized provider for this course by the Washington, DC  Board of Nursing.

2016 legislation provides that any continuing education requirements for the practice of any health occupation licensed, registered, or certified under D.C. Law 21-95 include 2 credits of instruction on cultural competency or specialized clinical training focusing on patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, queer, or question their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression (“LGBTQ”).

(B) The instruction required by subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall, at a minimum, provide information and skills to enable a health professional to care effectively and respectfully for patients who identify as LGBTQ, which may include:

(i) Specialized clinical training relevant to patients who identify as LGBTQ, including training on how to use cultural information and terminology to establish clinical relationships;

(ii) Training that improves the understanding and application, in a clinical setting, of relevant data concerning health disparities and risk factors for patients who identify as LGBTQ;

(iii) Training that outlines the legal obligations associated with treating patients who identify as LGBTQ;

(iv) Best practices for collecting, storing, using, and keeping confidential, information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity;

(v) Best practices for training support staff regarding the treatment of patients who identify as LGBTQ and their families;

(vi) Training that improves the understanding of the intersections between systems of oppression and discrimination and improves the recognition that those who identify as LGBTQ may experience these systems in varying degrees of intensity; and

(vii) Training that addresses underlying cultural biases aimed at improving the provision of nondiscriminatory care for patients who identify as LGBTQ.”.

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