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§ 8-6A-14. Nursing assistant training programs

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: June 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Nurses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle6a. Certification of Nursing Assistants, Dialysis Technicians, and Medication Technicians (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2022
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6A-14
§ 8-6A-14. Nursing assistant training programs
Board, Commission approval
(a) The Board, in conjunction with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, shall approve each nursing assistant training program prior to its implementation and provide periodic survey of all programs in the State.
(b) The Board in conjunction with the Department, Maryland Higher Education Commission, and the affected industry shall develop regulations for nursing assistant training programs.
Curriculum content
(c) The curriculum content for an approved nursing assistant training program shall include:
(1) Content consistent with State licensing requirements in the Health--General Article and all federal requirements;
(2) All basic skills required of a nursing assistant regardless of the setting of the practice; and
(3) Any skills required for certification in a specific category.
Clinical practice skills
(d) Any additional clinical practice skills specific to a setting of practice shall be taught in that setting as a part of the employment training process in that setting.
Survey visits
(e) The Board may make survey visits from time to time, without prior notice, to all certified nursing assistant training programs.
Geriatric nursing
(f) The provisions of this section may not be interpreted to impose additional requirements for geriatric nursing assistants beyond those required under federal law.
Training sites
(g) The Board shall approve the use of a nursing assistant training site by a nursing assistant training program within 45 days after the nursing assistant training program applies for approval if the nursing assistant training program had previously been approved to use the training site by the Board.


Added by Acts 1998, c. 393, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998. Amended by Acts 2001, c. 360, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2006, c. 481, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006; Acts 2022, c. 675, § 1, eff. June 1, 2022.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6A-14, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-6A-14
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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