Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022
Any person may
be employed in the state without taking the Kansas state test if the person
meets the following requirements:
(1) Has been
employed as a nurse aide in another state and is eligible for employment in
that state; and
(2) has been
determined by the secretary to have successfully completed training or passed a
test, or both, that is equivalent to the training and state test required in
Kansas for nurse aides.
Each person qualified under subsection
(a) shall receive written notification from the department of the following:
(1) Exemption from the requirement to take
the state test for nurse aides;
placement on the Kansas nurse aide registry; and
(3) eligibility for employment.
Each of the individuals
specified in this subsection shall be determined to have training equivalent to
the nurse aide training. Any of the following individuals may be deemed
eligible to take the state test, as specified in K.A.R. 26-50-24
(1) The person is currently licensed to
practice as an RN or LPN in another state and has no pending or current
disciplinary actions against that individual's license.
(2) The person is currently licensed to
practice as a licensed mental health technician in Kansas or another state and
has no pending or current disciplinary action against that individual's
(3) The person's license
to practice as an RN, LPN, or licensed mental health technician has become
inactive within the 24-month period immediately before the individual applied
for equivalency, and the person has no pending disciplinary actions against
that person's license.
person is currently enrolled in an accredited practical or professional nursing
program or mental health technician training program and has successfully
completed basic skills courses covering personal hygiene, nutrition and
feeding, safe transfer and ambulation techniques, normal range of motion and
positioning, and a supervised clinical experience in geriatrics.
Any person eligible under
subsection (c) may receive written approval from the secretary or the
secretary's designee to take the state test. Upon receiving this written
approval, that person may be employed by an adult care home as a nurse aide
trainee II to provide direct care under the direct supervision of an RN or LPN.
That person shall be required to pass the state test as specified in K.A.R.
for certification and placement on the Kansas nurse aide registry,
within one four-month period beginning on the date of approval to take the
state test, to continue employment providing direct care.
Kan. Admin. Regs. §
Authorized by K.S.A. 2012
39-936, 39-1901, and 39-1908;
implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp.
39-936 and 39-1908; effective,
T-26-6-28-13, June 28, 2013; effective Oct. 25,