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Article - Health Occupations


    (a)    The Board, in conjunction with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, shall approve each nursing assistant training program prior to its implementation and provide periodic survey of all programs in the State.

    (b)    The Board in conjunction with the Department, Maryland Higher Education Commission, and the affected industry shall develop regulations for nursing assistant training programs.

    (c)    The curriculum content for an approved nursing assistant training program shall include:

        (1)    Content consistent with State licensing requirements in the Health - General Article and all federal requirements;

        (2)    All basic skills required of a nursing assistant regardless of the setting of the practice; and

        (3)    Any skills required for certification in a specific category.

    (d)    Any additional clinical practice skills specific to a setting of practice shall be taught in that setting as a part of the employment training process in that setting.

    (e)    The Board may make survey visits from time to time, without prior notice, to all certified nursing assistant training programs.

    (f)    The provisions of this section may not be interpreted to impose additional requirements for geriatric nursing assistants beyond those required under federal law.

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