Rule 44:04:18:02 Employment of qualified nurse aides required.
44:04:18:02. Employment of qualified nurse aides required.
Nurse aides employed by a nursing facility must meet the following minimum
qualifications of training, competency evaluation, registry status, and
(1) Successful completion
of a training program and a competency evaluation program approved by the
department pursuant to §§ 44:04:18:07 and 44:04:18:17;
(2) Verification from the
department of current registry status or eligibility for inclusion on the
(3) Acceptable employment
performance as a nurse aide as documented by the aide's supervisor; and
(4) Annual attendance at a
minimum of 12 hours of in-service education related to results of performance
review and of special resident needs.
21 SDR 118, effective January 2, 1995; 29 SDR 81, effective December 11, 2002.
Authority: SDCL 34-12-29.
Implemented: SDCL 34-12-29.
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