Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-50-24 - Nurse aide; state test

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

(a) The state test for nurse aides shall consist of 100 multiple-choice questions. A score of 75 percent or higher shall constitute a passing score.
(b)
(1) Only persons who have successfully completed an approved 90-hour nurse aide course or have completed education or training that has been deemed equivalent as specified in K.A.R. 26-50-26 shall be allowed to take the state test.
(2) Each person who has completed an approved 90-hour course as specified in K.A.R. 26-50-20 shall have no more than three attempts within 12 months after the beginning date of the course to pass the state test. If the person does not pass the state test within this 12-month period, the person shall be required to retake and successfully complete the entire nurse aide course.
(3) Each person whose education or training has been endorsed or deemed equivalent as specified in K.A.R. 26-50-26 shall have no more than one attempt to pass the state test, except as specified in this paragraph. If the person does not pass the state test, the person shall be required to successfully complete an approved 90-hour nurse aide course as specified in K.A.R. 26-50-20 to be eligible to retake the state test. The person shall have no more than three attempts within 12 months after the beginning date of the course to pass the state test.
(c)
(1) Each nurse aide trainee II shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of $20.00 before taking the state test. A nonrefundable application fee shall be required each time the person is scheduled to take the state test.
(2) Each person who is scheduled to take the state test but fails to take the state test shall submit another non-refundable application fee of $20.00 before being scheduled for another opportunity to take the state test.
(3) Each instructor shall collect the application fee and application for each nurse aide trainee II who is eligible to take the state test and shall submit the application fees, application forms, class roster, and accommodation request forms to the department or its designated agent.
(d)
(1) Any person who is eligible to take the state test may request reasonable test accommodation or an auxiliary aid to address the person's disability. Each time the person is scheduled to take the test, the person shall submit a request for reasonable accommodation or an auxiliary aid.
(2) Each person who requests a test accommodation shall submit an accommodation request form with the person's application form to the instructor. The instructor shall forward these forms to the department or its designated agent at least three weeks before the desired test date.
(3) Each person whose second language is English shall be allowed to use a bilingual dictionary while taking the state test. Limited English proficiency shall not constitute a disability with regard to accommodations. An extended testing period of up to two additional hours may be offered to persons with limited English proficiency.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-50-24
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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