WSR 04-17-048

POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 10, 2004, 1:23 p.m. ]


NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF A POLICY STATEMENT


Title of Policy: Nursing Assistant Training Program Approvals.

Issuing Entity: Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Description: This policy states that a nursing assistant (NA) applicant must complete a nursing commission-approved training program and complete a competency evaluation prior to certification. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure NAs are engaged in safe patient care.

Effective Date: September 12, 2003.

Contact Person: Kendra Pitzler, Program Manager, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, (360) 236-4723.

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