44:74:02:17. Nurse aide competency evaluation program standards. A nurse aide competency evaluation program shall meet the following standards:
(1) The nurse aide shall be informed by the facility that a record of successful completion of the evaluation will be included in the registry;
(2) The evaluation shall consist of two elements:
(a) The competency evaluation component may be offered as either a written or oral examination. This component of the evaluation shall:
(i) Include each curriculum requirement specified in § 44:74:02:15;
(ii) Be developed from a pool of test questions, with no more than 20 percent of prior questions used on a succeeding examination;
(iii) Use a system that prevents disclosure of the content of the examination; and
(iv) If oral, be read from a prepared text in a neutral manner;
(b) The skills demonstration component shall consist of a minimum of five tasks randomly selected from a pool of tasks generally performed by nurse aides. The pool of skills shall include all of the personal care skills listed in subdivision 44:74:02:15(3)(b). The skills demonstration tasks shall be performed on a live person.
Source: 21 SDR 118, effective January 2, 1995; transferred from § 44:04:18:17, 42 SDR 51, effective October 13, 2015.
General Authority: SDCL 34-12-29.
Law Implemented: SDCL 34-12-29.
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