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Oregon Bulletin

April 1, 2012

Board of Nursing, Chapter 851

Rule Caption: To synchronize with changes made to the related Board policy regarding medication aide curriculum.

Adm. Order No.: BN 1-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 2-24-2012

Certified to be Effective: 4-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 2-1-2012

Rules Amended: 851-062-0090, 851-062-0110

Subject: The purpose of the proposed changes is to synchronize with changes to the medication aide curriculum policy that was approved by the Board in April, 2011.

Rules Coordinator: Peggy A. Lightfoot—(971) 673-0638

851-062-0090

CMA Certification

An applicant for CMA certification must submit a completed application using forms and instructions provided by the Board and pay the examination fee established by the Board. CMA certification may be obtained in one of the following ways:

(1) Training and competency examination:

(a) Hold a current unencumbered Oregon CNA certificate. An applicant with an encumbered CNA certificate may be considered on an individual basis.

(b) Submit evidence of completion of a Board-approved medication aide training program.

(c) Document, within the two years preceding application for medication aide examination:

(A) Six months full-time experience as a nursing assistant; or

(B) Equivalent experience in part-time employment as a nursing assistant.

(d) Pass the Board administered medication aide examination.

(2) Enrollment in an approved nursing program in any U.S. state or jurisdiction:

(a) Obtain CNA 1 certification according to these rules;

(b) Show evidence of satisfactory completion of three terms of nursing school, each of which must have included a clinical nursing component.

(A) The three terms combined must have included:

(i) Basic clinical skills;

(ii) Basic pharmacology;

(iii) Principles of medication administration; and

(iv) Math competency.

(B) The following will be considered satisfactory evidence of meeting the requirements for satisfactory completion of three terms:

(i) Official transcript of the nursing program verifying successful completion of three terms; or

(ii) A letter from the Dean or Director of the school of nursing verifying the completion of the required course content.

(c) Submit application and fee for CMA certification;

(d) Pass the medication aide examination.

(e) Nursing students are exempt from the requirement to:

(A) Complete a medication aide training program;

(B) Have six months experience as a nursing assistant.

(3) Graduation from an approved nursing education program in the U.S.

(a) Obtain CNA 1 certification according to these rules; and

(b) Pass the medication aide examination.

(c) A graduate nurse is exempt from the requirements to:

(A) Complete a medication aide training program;

(B) Have six months experience as a nursing assistant.

(4) Medication aide training in another state.

(a) Obtain Oregon CNA 1 certification according to these rules; and

(b) Submit evidence of successful completion of a medication aide training program equal in content to the Board-approved medication aide curriculum; and

(c) Document at least six months full-time experience performing CNA 1 authorized duties, or the equivalent in part-time experience, since completion of nursing assistant training and within the last two years preceding application; and

(d) Pass the medication aide examination:

(5) Military corpsman or medic training and experience and competency examination:

(a) Obtain Oregon CNA 1 certification according to these rules; and

(b) Submit evidence of training that is equal in content to the Board-approved medication aide curriculum; and

(c) Verify at least six months full-time experience performing CNA 1 authorized duties or the equivalent in part-time experience in the two years prior to application; and

(d) Pass the medication aide examination.

(6) RN or LPN Licensure in Oregon:

(a) Obtain CNA 1 certification according to OAR 851-062-0050(3); and

(b) Submit application and fee for CMA certification.

(c) A RN or LPN is exempt from the requirements to:

(A) Complete a medication aide training program;

(B) Have six months experience as a nursing assistant; and

(C) Pass the medication aide examination.

(7) CMA Testing Eligibility:

(a) An applicant shall be eligible for examination for one year from the date of completion of the medication aide training program.

(b) A completed application shall be valid for the period of eligibility to test.

(c) An application process not completed within one year becomes void.

(d) An applicant who fails to pass the Board-administered medication aide examination within one year of completion of the training program and within three attempts shall not be eligible to reapply for the examination except that the applicant may re-enroll and successfully complete a Board-approved medication aide training program.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 678.440 & 678.442
Stats. Implemented: ORS 678.442
Hist.: BN 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-8-99; BN 2-2004, f. 1-29-04, cert. ef. 2-12-04; BN 1-2012, f. 2-24-12, cert. ef. 4-1-12

851-062-0110

CMA Renewal and Continuing Education

Renewal of the CMA certificate is concurrent with the renewal of CNA 1 as described in these rules.

(1) The CMA is required to:

(a) Participate in at least eight hours of medication related continuing education in the 24 months immediately prior to expiration of certificate and to submit documentation of attendance with the application for Renewal of CMA Certification.

(A) The following are acceptable methods of meeting the medication aide continuing education requirement:

(i) Facility-based classes dealing with the medications used at that facility;

(ii) Medication classes taught by a licensed nurse, pharmacist or representative of a pharmaceutical company;

(iii) Repeating classes offered for medication aide students;

(iv) Video material when used as part of a presentation by an instructor;

(v) Infection control classes when the content is medication related;

(vi) Noninjectable medication related continuing education in recognized nursing journals; or

(vii) Individual tutoring sessions by a nurse or pharmacist.

(B) The following are not acceptable toward meeting the medication aide continuing education requirement:

(i) TV programs;

(ii) Reading articles in non-nursing magazines;

(iii) CPR classes;

(iv) Classes dealing with injectable medications or IV medications; or

(v) Job orientation.

(C) A CMA who is enrolled in a basic nursing education program has satisfied the requirement for medication-related continuing education.

(b) Perform at least 400 hours of authorized medication aide duties under supervision or monitoring by a nurse in the 24 months immediately prior to expiration of certification.

(c) Affirm and document paid employment as a CMA under supervision or monitoring by a nurse and completion of continuing education.

(d) For a CMA who has been certified less than two years:

(A) The continuing education requirement will be prorated; and

(B) The paid employment requirement is waived.

(2) A CMA who has not performed at least 400 hours of authorized medication aide duties under the supervision or monitoring by a nurse or has not completed the eight hours of medication-related continuing education in the 24 months immediately prior to expiration of certification must successfully complete the medication aide examination as a condition of renewing CMA certification. A CMA is eligible to renew by examination only if the individual has completed a medication aide training program that meets the Board’s approved curriculum.

(3) Employment and continuing education are subject to audit by the Board. Falsification of employment or continuing education is grounds for disciplinary action.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 678.440 & 678.442
Stats. Implemented: ORS 678.442
Hist.: BN 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-8-99; BN 2-2004, f. 1-29-04, cert. ef. 2-12-04; BN 10-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-10; BN 10-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-10; BN 1-2012, f. 2-24-12, cert. ef. 4-1-12

Notes
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