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Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Nursing
chapter
Regulations for Nurse Aide Education Programs [18 VAC 90 ‑ 26]
Action:
Implementing Result of Periodic Review
 
General Information
Action Summary As a result of periodic review of Chapter 26, the Board will consider adoption of amendments to clarify and update regulations for approval of nurse aide education programs. Substantive changes being considered include: 1) A change the timeframe for a program application to the Board from 90 days to 180 days to allow adequate time for review of criteria and a site visit before the expected opening date; 2) A requirement that all clinical sites must be within 30 miles of the educational program or have Board approval (current policy of the Board); 3) A requirement for the certificate of completion to include specific information on the name of the program, the approval number from the Board, and the signature of the primary instructor or program coordinator; 4) A requirement for the primary instructor that states that while on-site to instruct students, that person cannot assume other duties within the school (such as serving as the school nurse and teaching the CNA course simultaneously); 5) A six-hour refresher course every three years for instructors to remain qualified to teach the nurse aide curriculum; 6) A change in the length of program to add 20 hours, from 120 to 140, with 20 hours specifically designated for skills acquisition; and 7) Two new sections 80 and 90 to move the provision of 18VAC90-25-130 and 18VAC90-25-140 (advanced nurse aide education programs) to Chapter 26 so all regulations for nurse aide education are included in one chapter.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Result of Periodic Review Dated 3/27/2018
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8427 NOIRA Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: jay.douglas@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.