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Title Sunset Continue Certification Of Nurse Aides
Status Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services (03/11/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Professions & Occupations
  • State Government
House Sponsors K. Mullica (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/30/2020
Description

Sunset Process - House Health and Insurance Committee. The
bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory

agencies in its sunset review and report on the certification of nurse aides
by the state board of nursing (board) as follows:
  • Continues the regulation of certified nurse aides by the
board for 7 years, until 2027;
  • Combines the laws regulating the practice of certified nurse
aides with the Nurse Practice Act;
  • Modifies the grounds for disciplining a certified nurse aide
regarding the excessive use or abuse of alcohol or drugs;
  • Eliminates an inconsistency regarding the waiting period to
apply for a new certification following the revocation or
surrender of a nurse aide certification;
  • Repeals the requirement that the board send
communications regarding disciplinary actions by certified
mail; and
  • Modifies the exception to uncertified nurse aide practice in
a medical facility to allow an uncertified individual to
practice for up to 4 months if the practice is within the
scope of employment and is part of an approved training
program prior to certification and the certification is not by
endorsement.

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