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PDFWAC 246-842-110

Purpose of review and approval of nursing assistant training programs.

The board of nursing approves nursing assistant education programs in health care facilities qualifying graduates for admission to the federally mandated examination for the following purposes:
(1) To assure preparation for safe practice as a nursing assistant by setting minimum standards for education programs.
(2) To provide guidance for the development of new training programs.
(3) To comply with federal and state laws and regulations affecting nursing assistant practice in nursing homes.
(4) To identify training standards and achieved competencies of nursing assistants in nursing homes in the state of Washington for the purpose of interstate communications and endorsements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88A.060. WSR 91-07-049 (Order 116B), recodified as § 246-842-110, filed 3/18/91, effective 4/18/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88.080. WSR 90-17-042 (Order 079), § 308-121-120, filed 8/10/90, effective 9/10/90.]
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