3701-17-07.3 Nurse aide registry.

(A) The director shall maintain a nurse aide registry listing all individuals who have met the competency requirements of division (A) of section 3721.32 of the Revised Code. The registry also shall include both of the following:

(1) The statement required by section 3721.23 of the Revised Code detailing findings by the director under that section regarding alleged abuse or neglect of a resident or misappropriation of resident property;

(2) Any statement provided by an individual under section 3721.23 of the Revised Code disputing the director's findings.

(B) The department shall not continue to list an individual on the registry as eligible to work in a long-term care facility unless the department has received verification in accordance with paragraph (C) of this rule that the individual provided at least seven and one-half consecutive hours or eight hours in a forty-eight-hour period of nursing and nursing-related services for compensation during the twenty-four month period immediately following either the date that the individual was placed on the registry or the most recent date of verified work. As used in this rule, "nursing and nursing-related services" means:

(1) Attending to the personal care needs of individuals;

(2) Providing personal care services as defined at divisions (A)(5)(a)(i) to (A)(5)(a)(iii) of section 3721.01 of the Revised Code; and

(3) Performing activities delegated by a nurse which may include implementation of portions of the nursing regimen, as defined by section 4723.01 of the Revised Code, for individuals whose care does not require nursing assessment or the judgment of a nurse during the performance of the delegated activity, but does not include activities that are part of the nursing regimen which require the specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill of a registered nurse or the application of the basic knowledge and skill required of a licensed practical nurse licensed under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code or any other activities that are required to be performed by a licensed nurse under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code.

(C) If an individual desires to remain on the registry as eligible to work as a nurse aide but is not eligible because more than twenty-four consecutive months have passed since the last date of verified work, the individual must do one of the following:

(1) Submit documentation showing that he or she has provided at least seven and one-half consecutive hours or eight hours in a forty-eight-hour period of nursing and nursing-related services for compensation during that twenty-four month period; or

(2) Successfully complete additional training and competency evaluation by complying with paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of rule 3701-17-07.1 of the Administrative Code.

(D) The documentation required in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule shall include either of the following:

(1) In the case of a facility, agency, or any other health care provider that is authorized under applicable law to provide services that include implementation of portions of a nursing regimen, as defined by section 4723.01 of the Revised Code, a statement verifying the dates and hours that the individual performed nursing and nursing-related services for compensation; or

(2) A statement by a physician or nurse verifying that he or she has personal knowledge that the individual provided nursing and nursing-related services to a patient under the physician's or nurse's care. The statement shall further verify:

(a) The name of the individual that provided nursing and nursing-related services for such patient;

(b) The nature of the nursing and nursing-related services and the date or dates the individual last provided seven and one-half consecutive hours or eight hours in a forty-eight-hour period of nursing and nursing-related services;

(c) That the individual received compensation for the services specified in paragraph (D)(2)(b) of this rule. If the physician or nurse is unable to verify that the individual was compensated for those services, the individual must provide further proof that he or she received compensation for the specified services.

(E) No long-term care facility shall continue for longer than four months to use as a nurse aide an individual who previously met the requirements of paragraph (B) of rule 3701-17-07.1 of the Administrative Code but is not able to verify in accordance with this rule that he or she is currently eligible to work in a long-term care facility, unless the individual successfully completes additional training and competency evaluation by complying with paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of rule 3701-17-07.1 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 04/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/27/2011 and 12/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3721.04
Rule Amplifies: 3721.28 , 3721.32
Prior Effective Dates: 6/21/2004