Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-50-20 - Nurse aide; training program

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Each unlicensed employee who provides direct care to residents shall meet the following training program requirements:
(1) Successfully complete at least a 90-hour nurse aide course approved by the secretary; and
(2) pass the state test as specified in K.A.R. 26-50-24.
(b) Each person shall be certified and shall be listed on the Kansas nurse aide registry upon completion of the training program requirements specified in subsection (a).
(c)
(1) Each nurse aide trainee I in an approved 90-hour course shall be required to successfully complete part I of the course, including the nurse aide training and competency evaluation program task checklist to demonstrate initial competency, before being employed as a nurse aide trainee II. Any nurse aide trainee II may provide direct care to residents only under the direct supervision of an RN or LPN.
(2) Nurse aide trainee II status for employment shall be valid for only one four-month period from the beginning date of the course.
(d)
(1) Each nurse aide course shall meet the following requirements:
(A) Consist of a combination of didactic and clinical instruction, with at least 50 percent of part I and at least 50 percent of part II of the curriculum provided as clinical instruction;
(B) be prepared and administered in accordance with the "Kansas certified nurse aide curriculum guidelines (90 hours)" and the "Kansas certified nurse aide course (90 hour) instruction manual," as adopted by reference in K.A.R. 26-50-12; and
(C) be sponsored by one of the following, except as specified in paragraph (d)(3):
(i) An adult care home;
(ii) a long-term care unit of a hospital; or
(iii) a postsecondary school under the jurisdiction of the state board of regents.
(2) Clinical instruction and demonstration of the skills specified in the part I nurse aide training and competency evaluation program task checklist shall be performed in only one or a combination of the following settings that offer the full range of clinical tasks and experiences as specified in the "Kansas certified nurse aide curriculum guidelines (90 hours)":
(A) An adult care home;
(B) a long-term care unit of a hospital; or
(C) a simulated laboratory.
(3) An adult care home shall not sponsor or provide clinical instruction for a 90-hour nurse aide course if that adult care home has been subject to any of the sanctions under the federal regulations for long-term care facilities listed in 42 C.F.R. 483.151(b)(2), as in effect on May 24, 2010.
(e) No correspondence course shall be approved as a nurse aide course.
(f) Each distance-learning offering and each computer-based educational offering of the nurse aide course shall meet the requirements specified in subsection (d).

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-50-20
Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 39-925, 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, 2013.

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