In addition to competency evaluation programs and training and competency evaluation programs required by this chapter, each long-term care facility shall provide both of the following to each nurse aide it uses:
(A) An orientation program that includes at least an explanation of the organizational structure of the facility, its policies and procedures, its philosophy of care, a description of its resident population, and an enumeration of its employee rules;
(B) Regular performance review and in-service education to assure that individuals working in the facility as nurse aides are competent to perform the nursing and nursing-related services they perform. In-service education shall include training for nurse aides providing nursing and nursing-related services to residents and patients with cognitive impairments.
The director of health shall adopt rules to implement the purposes of this section. The rules shall be no less stringent than the requirements, guidelines, and procedures established by the United States secretary of health and human services under sections 1819 and 1919 of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C.A. 301, as amended.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Effective Date: 03-13-1990