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          20:48:04.01:14.  Standards for approval of medication administration training programs. An institution or individual desiring to offer a training program for delegated medication administration for unlicensed assistive personnel must submit an application for approval to the board. The board may grant approval to an applicant training program upon proof that the training program meets the following requirements:


          (1)  The training program is based on the training curriculum outlined in ยง 20:48:04.01:15 and includes no less than 16 hours of classroom instruction and an additional 4 hours of clinical or laboratory instruction;


          (2)  The person teaching a training program is a registered nurse who is currently licensed as a registered nurse in South Dakota and has a minimum of two years of clinical nursing experience;


          (3)  The faculty-to-student ratio does not exceed 1:8 in the clinical setting. A 1:1 ratio is required for skills performance evaluation;


          (4)  A skills performance evaluation must be conducted utilizing a Board approved competency checklist;


          (5)  Successful completion of a Board approved written examination. A passing score of 85 percent is required on the test with an opportunity to retake the test one time. If a student fails on retake, additional instruction is required before further testing is allowed;


          (6)  A completion certificate is awarded to a person who has successfully completed the training program. The certificate must include the name and location of the institution, the length of the program, the date of completion, the full name of the person who completed the program, the signature of the faculty member in charge of the course, and the date the certificate was awarded; and


          (7)  Records are maintained which include documentation of the following:


               (a)  Each person enrolled in the program, including documentation of performance and the date and reason the person withdrew or the date the person failed or completed the program;

               (b)  Each faculty member teaching the program, including qualifications and nursing experience;

               (c)  The curriculum plan and revisions;

               (d)  All tests administered; and

               (e)  A list of graduates of the program who were awarded certificates and the date of the award.


          The training program must submit an evaluation of the curriculum and program standards for compliance with this section to the board every two years in order to maintain approval.


          Source: 21 SDR 13, effective August 7, 1994; 41 SDR 12, effective July 31, 2014.

          General Authority: SDCL 13-33A-2, 36-9-21.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 13-33A-1, 36-9-3, 36-9-4, 36-9-4.1, 36-9-21.


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