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          44:74:02:17.  Nurse aide competency evaluation program standards. A nurse aide competency evaluation program shall meet the following standards:


          (1)  The nurse aide shall be informed by the facility that a record of successful completion of the evaluation will be included in the registry;


          (2)  The evaluation shall consist of two elements:


               (a)  The competency evaluation component may be offered as either a written or oral examination. This component of the evaluation shall:


                      (i)  Include each curriculum requirement specified in § 44:74:02:15;

                      (ii)  Be developed from a pool of test questions, with no more than 20 percent of prior questions used on a succeeding examination;

                      (iii)  Use a system that prevents disclosure of the content of the examination; and

                      (iv)  If oral, be read from a prepared text in a neutral manner;


               (b)  The skills demonstration component shall consist of a minimum of five tasks randomly selected from a pool of tasks generally performed by nurse aides. The pool of skills shall include all of the personal care skills listed in subdivision 44:74:02:15(3)(b). The skills demonstration tasks shall be performed on a live person.


          Source: 21 SDR 118, effective January 2, 1995; transferred from § 44:04:18:17, 42 SDR 51, effective October 13, 2015.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-12-29.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 34-12-29.


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