RULE-MAKING FACT SHEET
(5 MRSA Section 8057-A)

AGENCY: Maine State Board of Nursing

NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER OF AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Virginia E. deLorimier, Maine State Board of Nursing, 158 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0158, (207) 287-1147, [email protected]

CHAPTER NUMBER AND RULE TITLE: Chapter 5 REGULATIONS RELATING TO TRAINING PROGRAMS AND DELEGATION BY REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES OF SELECTED NURSING TASKS TO CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Section 2102, Section 2153-A (1).

DATE AND PLACE OF PUBLIC HEARING:

COMMENT DEADLINE: July 9, 2021

PRINCIPAL REASON OR PURPOSE FOR PROPOSING THIS RULE: : Reduces the number of hours of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Prescribed Curriculum to coincide with changes in the CNA curriculum, provides for more flexibility with additional CNA skills training, quantifies the meaning of the ability to read and write English, and clarifies what recently graduated means in the section for certified nursing assistants from out of state.

ANALYSIS AND EXPECTED OPERATION OF THE RULE: Provides the individual with a shorter nurse’s aide generalist course and allows for more flexibility for the facility in training the individual with additional skills as needed.

FISCAL IMPACT OF THE RULE: None
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FOR RULES WITH FISCAL IMPACT OF $1 MILLION OR MORE, ALSO INCLUDED:
ECONOMIC IMPACT, WHETHER OR NOT QUANTIFIABLE IN MONETARY TERMS:

INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS AFFECTED AND HOW THEY WILL BE AFFECTED:

BENEFITS OF THE RULE:
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