Rule 44:04:18:17 Nurse aide competency evaluation program standards.
44:04:18:17. Nurse aide competency evaluation program
standards. A nurse aide competency evaluation program must meet the
(1) The nurse aide must be
informed by the facility that a record of successful completion of the
evaluation will be included in the registry;
(2) The evaluation must
consist of two elements:
(a) The competency
evaluation component may be offered as either a written or oral examination.
This component of the evaluation must:
(i) Include each curriculum requirement
specified in § 44:04:18:15;
(ii)Be developed from a pool of test questions,
with no more than 20 percent of prior questions used on a succeeding
(iii) Use a system that prevents disclosure of
the content of the examination; and
(iv) If oral, be read from a prepared
text in a neutral manner;
(b) The skills
demonstration component must consist of a minimum of five tasks randomly
selected from a pool of tasks generally performed by nurse aides. The pool of
skills must include all of the personal care skills listed in subdivision
44:04:18:15(3)(b). The skills demonstration tasks must
be performed on a live person.
21 SDR 118, effective January 2, 1995.
Authority: SDCL 34-12-29.
Implemented: SDCL 34-12-29.
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