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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

18VAC90-60-90. Requirements for initial registration.

A. To be registered as a medication aide, an applicant shall:

1. Provide documentation of successful completion of:

a. A staff training program in direct client care approved by the Department of Social Services;

b. A nursing education program;

c. An approved nurse aide education program; or

d. A clinical nursing course that includes at least 40 hours of clinical experience involving direct client care within the past 12 months;

2. Provide documentation of successful completion of one of the following:

a. A medication aide training program approved by the board in accordance with this chapter; or

b. A nursing education program preparing for registered nurse licensure or practical nurse licensure;

3. Submit the required application and fee as prescribed by the board;

4. Disclose whether there are grounds for denial of registration as specified in § 54.1-3007 of the Code of Virginia; and

5. Provide documentation of successful completion of competency evaluations consisting of:

a. A clinical evaluation of minimal competency in the skills of administering medications as specified in 18VAC90-60-60 B 2; and

b. A written examination as specified by the board with a passing score determined by the board.

B. An applicant who fails to take the board-approved examination within two years of completion of the training or who has failed the examination in three attempts shall reenroll and successfully complete another approved medication aide training program before reapplying for registration.

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 25, Issue 16, eff. May 13, 2009; Volume 29, Issue 22, eff. August 15, 2013; Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2019.

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