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PDFWAC 246-841-430

Denial or withdrawal of approval for nursing assistant-certified training programs.

(1) When the commission determines that a nursing assistant-certified training program fails to meet the standards for training as contained in this chapter, the commission may:
(a) Deny approval to a new program; or
(b) Withdraw approval from existing programs.
(2) The commission may conduct a review or site visit to investigate:
(a) Complaints relating to violations of this chapter.
(b) Failure to notify the commission of any changes in the overall curriculum plan or major content changes prior to implementation.
(c) Failure to notify the commission of changes in program director or instructor.
(d) Providing false or misleading information to students or the public concerning the nursing assistant-certified training program.
(e) Failure to secure or retain a qualified program director resulting in substandard supervision and teaching of students.
(f) Failure to maintain an average passing rate of eighty percent on the state-approved examination. If a program:
(i) Fails to maintain an average passing rate of eighty percent of first time test takers for two consecutive years, the commission will require the program to assess the problem and submit a plan of correction.
(ii) Fails to maintain an average passing rate of eighty percent of first time test takers for three consecutive years, the program must complete an assessment of possible problem areas within six months and the commission may conduct an evaluation visit. The commission may offer technical assistance.
(iii) Fails to maintain an average passing rate of eighty percent of first time test takers for four out of five consecutive years, the commission may place the program on conditional approval and require an evaluation visit.
(3) Commission approval is automatically terminated if the program does not renew.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88A.060(1) and 18.88A.030(5). WSR 08-06-100, § 246-841-430, filed 3/5/08, effective 4/5/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88A.060. WSR 91-23-077 (Order 214B), § 246-841-430, filed 11/19/91, effective 12/20/91; WSR 91-07-049 (Order 116B), recodified as § 246-841-430, filed 3/18/91, effective 4/18/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88.080. WSR 90-20-018 (Order 091), § 308-173-240, filed 9/21/90, effective 10/22/90.]
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