Approval of Temporary Nurse Aide Training
Together we worked for the approval of temporary nurse aid training and the Maryland Board of Nursing and the Office of Health Care Quality concurred that under the CMS waiver for Training and Certification of Nurse Aides, and Governor Hogan’s Executive Order that healthcare providers may employ individuals who are not certified geriatric nursing assistants, and that the Board of Nursing will not consider such persons to be practicing in violation of the Nurse Practice Act. In addition, OHCQ will for the time of the CMS waiver and Governor Hogan’s Executive Order, waive nursing home licensing regulations for corresponding nurse aide training requirements under COMAR 10.07.02.62.
Healthcare providers wishing to hire temporary Nurse Aides, must provider proper training and ensure they are competent to perform the duties assigned.
AHCA/NCAL has also developed a
skills competency checklist
for facilities to use on-site when they hire individuals to work as Temporary Nurse Aides. Facilities must ensure that nurse aides are able to demonstrate competency in skills and techniques necessary to care for residents’ needs, as identified through resident assessments, and described in the plan of care.