2017 ORS 678.440¹
Nursing assistants
  • training
  • effect of employing untrained assistant
  • civil penalties

(1) As used in this section and ORS 678.442 (Certification of nursing assistants), 678.444 (Standards for training programs for nursing assistants), 678.445 (Administration of noninjectable medication by nursing assistant), 678.447 (Use of titles “medication aide,” “Certified Medication Aide” or “CMA”) and 678.448 (Use of titles “Certified Nursing Assistant,” “nursing assistant,” “nurse aide” or “CNA”), “nursing assistant” means an individual who assists licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care.

(2) It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly to require that nursing assistants be adequately trained.

(3) The Oregon State Board of Nursing shall prepare curricula and standards for training programs for nursing assistants. The curricula and standards must provide for additional training for nursing assistants to have the authority to administer noninjectable medications.

(4) The Department of Human Services may impose civil penalties or revoke the license of any long term care facility that employs an untrained nursing assistant for a period of more than eight weeks without providing for the training prescribed by the board. Any license that is revoked shall be revoked as provided in ORS 441.030 (Denial, suspension or revocation of licenses).

(5) The Oregon Health Authority may impose civil penalties or revoke the license of a health care facility that employs any untrained nursing assistant for a period of more than eight weeks without providing for the training prescribed by the board. Any license that is revoked shall be revoked as provided in ORS 441.030 (Denial, suspension or revocation of licenses). [1977 c.309 §1; 2009 c.595 §1060; 2015 c.346 §1; 2015 c.347 §1]

Chapter 678

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disclosure by Board of Nursing of names, business and home addresses of registered and licensed practical nurses, (1982) Vol. 42, p 382; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 678—Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 678, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.