Maine Board of Nursing Releases Updates to Chapter 5: Regulations related to CNA delegation and training

The Maine Board of Nursing has recently released updates to regulations identified in Chapter 5 which defines the delegation and responsibilities of a registered professional nurse in delegating selected nursing tasks to certified nursing assistants; sets forth the requirements relating to training programs; and states the criteria for listing on the MAINE REGISTRY OF CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS AND DIRECT CARE WORKERS. 

Of note, changes include: 
  • The Board's PRESCRIBED GENERALIST CURRICULUM FOR NURSING ASSISTANT BASIC TRAINING PROGRAMS shall be utilized for nursing assistant training programs.  
  • CNA Training curriculum that shall be conducted and include no less than 70 hours of classroom instruction, 20 hours of skills laboratory and 40 hours of correlated, supervised clinical practice (Shall be effective September 1, 2021).
  • Hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice and facilities providing assisted housing services licensed under 10-144 CMR Ch. 113, REGULATIONS GOVERNING the LICENSING and FUNCTIONING of ASSISTED HOUSING PROGRAMS may be utilized for clinical learning experiences. Such health care facilities shall meet federal requirements for nursing assistant training [42 CFR 843.151(b)(2).
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