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          44:74:02:02.  Employment of qualified nurse aides required. Nurse aides shall meet the following minimum qualifications of training, competency evaluation, registry status, and performance:

 

          (1)  Successful completion of a training program and a competency evaluation program approved by the department pursuant to §§ 44:74:02:07 and 44:74:02:17;

 

          (2)  Verification from the department of current registry status or eligibility for inclusion on the registry;

 

          (3)  Acceptable employment performance as a nurse aide as documented by the aide's supervisor;

 

          (4)  Annual attendance at a minimum of 12 hours of in-service education related to results of performance review and of special resident needs; and

 

          (5)  Minimum age of 16 years old at time of employment.

 

          Source: 21 SDR 118, effective January 2, 1995; 29 SDR 81, effective December 11, 2002; transferred from § 44:04:18:02, 42 SDR 51, effective October 13, 2015.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-12-29.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 34-12-29.

 


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