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      RS 37:1026.7     


§1026.7. Medication administration course; qualifications of applicants

            Each person accepted to participate in the medication administration course shall meet the following minimum qualifications:

            (1) Be a citizen of the United States, a United States national, or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residency in the United States.

            (2) Have attained a high school diploma or approved equivalent.

            (3) Be at least eighteen years old.

            (4) Be proficient in reading and writing the English language.

            (5) Be free of abused substances as evidenced by periodic random testing.

            (6) Pass a criminal background check and have no history of criminal activities that may subject persons entrusted to their care to potential harm.

            (7) Be a certified nursing assistant with a valid certification.

            (8) Have a minimum of one year's experience in a licensed long-term care facility as a certified nursing assistant or graduated from a nursing program.

            (9) Have a letter of recommendation from an administrator or a director of nursing.

            (10) Any qualifications specified in the rules promulgated by the department.

            Acts 2007, No. 293, §1, eff. July 9, 2007; Acts 2022, No. 112, §1.

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