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Nurse Aide Temporary Emergency Waiver
In accordance with Nurse Aide Training and Certification rules, at Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:677-11-4(a)(2), OAC 310:677-3-4(i) and the Nursing Home Care Act, Title 63 Oklahoma Statues (O.S.) Section 1-1950.3(B), the following requirements must be met for consideration of a Temporary Emergency Waiver:
O.S. Section 1-1950.3(B). Use of Unlicensed Health Professionals as Nurse Aides
OAC 310:677-11-4(a)(2) Curriculum
OAC 310:677-3-4(i) Program Requirements
The required training must be done by a Department approved nurse aide training program either in a facility or other approved entity. The nurse aide trainee cannot perform any skills in a facility until found proficient by an instructor under an approved training program. Pursuant to OAC 310:677-3-8, Records and Examination, approved training programs are required to complete, and provide trainees on request, a Skills Performance Checklist indicating the status of skill mastery. The checklist should be obtained from the trainee and indicate mastery before the trainee is allowed to perform those duties in the facility.
Facilities which have approved nurse aide training and competency evaluation programs can use their RN or LPN to instruct their nurse aide trainees in the facility in accordance with the rules and regulations listed above.
If you would be interested in applying for an approved nurse aide training and competency evaluation program, please contact the Nurse Aide Registry at (405 271-4085.
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The following is a link to the law regarding Nurse Aide Training Waivers as amended May 29, 2013: Title 63 O.S. § 1-1950.3. Use of Unlicensed Health Professionals as Nurses Aids - Competency Evaluation Program - Penalties for Violations
The following is a link to the rule for Nurse Aide Training Waivers in Chapter 677, Nurse Aide Training and Certification Rules: 310:677-1-6. Temporary emergency waiver
Follow this hyperlink to the complete Chapter 677, Nurse Aide Training and Certification Rules.
Waiver Application, ODH Form 297 (30K)
NATCEP Status Report, ODH Form 297.1 (20K)
Nurse Aide and Nontechnical Services Worker Registry
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