Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
11/29/2022

Part I. General Information

12VAC5-507-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings:

"Approved nurse education program" means an approved educational program pursuant to Chapter 30 (§ 54.1-3000 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

"Board" or "Board of Health" means the State Board of Health.

"Certified nurse aide" or "CNA" means a person who is certified by the Board of Nursing under the provisions of Chapter 30 (§ 54.1-3000 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

"Commercial loans" means loans made by banks, credit unions, savings and loan associations, insurance companies, schools, and either financial or credit institutions that are subject to examination and supervision in their capacity as lenders by an agency of the United States or of the state in which the lender has its principal place of business.

"Commissioner" means the State Health Commissioner.

"Department" means Virginia Department of Health.

"Full-time" means at least 32 hours per week for 45 weeks per year.

"Licensed practical nurse" or "LPN" means a person who is licensed or holds a multistate licensure privilege under the provisions of Chapter 30 (§ 54.1-3000 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia to practice practical nursing as defined in § 54.1-3000 of the Code of Virginia.

"Long-term care facility" means a certified nursing facility or nursing home as defined in § 32.1-123 of the Code of Virginia.

"Participant" means an eligible registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse, or a certified nurse aide student or graduate who enters into a contract with the commissioner and participates in the scholarship or loan repayment program.

"Penalty" means twice the amount of all monetary payments to the scholarship or loan repayment participant, less any service obligation completed.

"Reasonable educational expenses" means the costs of education, exclusive of tuition, that are considered to be required by the school's degree program or an eligible program of study, such as fees for room, board, transportation and commuting costs, books, supplies, educational equipment and materials, and travel, that were a part of the estimated student budget of the school in which the participant is or was enrolled.

"Registered nurse" or "RN" means a person who is licensed or holds a multistate licensure privilege under the provisions of Chapter 30 (§ 54.1-3000 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia to practice professional nursing as defined in § 54.1-3000 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12, 32.1-122.6:01 and 54.1-3011.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 21, eff. July 13, 2016.

12VAC5-507-15. Nursing Scholarship Advisory Committee.

All scholarship and loan repayment awards shall be made by an Advisory Committee appointed pursuant to § 23-35.9 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12, 32.1-122.6:01 and 54.1-3011.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 21, eff. July 13, 2016.

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