Regulations Governing the Registration of Medication Aides Updated

The Board of Nursing has amended their regulations for registration of Medication Aides to update language and eliminate unnecessary or outdated provisions.  The Board’s changes include language consistent with current practices to facilitate administration of medications and submit documentation for registration.  The amendments (i) facilitate electronic submission of documents and forms, (ii) allow the board to accept a certificate of naturalization as evidence of a name change, (iii) clarify the process for application approval and requesting of an informal conference if an application is denied, (iv) allow up to 20% of the skills practice to be done by simulation, (v) allow completion of a nursing education to count for training in client care, and (vi) allow an exception to the prohibition for intramuscular administration of medication for glucagon.  The changes become effective August 15, 2013.