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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 90. Board of Nursing
Chapter 60. Regulations Governing the Registration of Medication Aides

18VAC90-60-40. Establishing and maintaining a medication aide training program.

A. Establishing a medication aide training program.

1. A program provider wishing to establish a medication aide training program shall submit a completed application and pay the prescribed fee to the board at least 90 days in advance of the first expected offering of the program.

2. Initial approval may be granted when all documentation of the program's compliance with requirements as set forth in this part has been submitted and deemed satisfactory to the board.

3. If approval is denied, the applicant may request, within 30 days of the mailing of the decision, an informal conference committee to be convened in accordance with § 2.2-4019 of the Code of Virginia.

4. If the committee's recommendation is to deny approval, no further action will be required of the board unless the program requests a hearing before the board or a panel thereof in accordance with § 2.2-4020 and subdivision 11 of § 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

B. Maintaining an approved medication aide training program. To maintain approval, the program shall:

1. Continue to comply with requirements as set forth in this part.

2. Document that the cumulative passing rate for the program's first-time test takers taking the competency evaluation required for registration over the past two years is not less than 80%.

3. Report all substantive changes within 10 days of the change to the board to include a change in the program instructors, curriculum or program location.

4. Cooperate with any unannounced visits to the program conducted by board representatives for the purpose of ensuring compliance with requirements for approval or in response to complaints about the program.

5. Provide documentation that each student enrolled in such program has been given a copy of applicable Virginia law and regulation for the registration and practice of medication aides.

6. Provide each student with a certificate of completion, which shall include the name of the program, the approval number provided by the board, and the signature of the instructor.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3005 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 22, eff. August 15, 2013; Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2019.

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