2017 ORS 678.442¹
Certification of nursing assistants
  • rules

(1) The Oregon State Board of Nursing shall establish standards for certifying and shall certify as a nursing assistant any person who:

(a) Submits an application;

(b)(A) Shows completion of an approved training program for nursing assistants; or

(B) Has military training or experience that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the training required by subparagraph (A) of this paragraph; and

(c) Passes a board approved examination.

(2) In the manner prescribed in ORS chapter 183, the board may revoke or suspend a certificate issued under this section or may reprimand a nursing assistant for the following reasons:

(a) Conviction of the certificate holder of a crime where such crime bears demonstrable relationship to the duties of a nursing assistant. A copy of the record of such conviction, certified to by the clerk of the court entering the conviction, shall be conclusive evidence of the conviction.

(b) Any willful fraud or misrepresentation in applying for or procuring a certificate or renewal thereof.

(c) Impairment as defined in ORS 676.303 (Purposes of health professional regulatory boards).

(d) Violation of any provisions of ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410) to 678.448 (Use of titles “Certified Nursing Assistant,” “nursing assistant,” “nurse aide” or “CNA”) or rules adopted thereunder.

(e) Physical condition that makes the certificate holder unable to perform safely the duties of a nursing assistant.

(f) Conduct unbecoming a nursing assistant in the performance of duties.

(3) The board shall establish by rule a procedure for the biennial renewal of nursing assistant certificates. The certificate renewal procedure must be substantially like the procedure established for the licensing of nurses under ORS 678.101 (Renewal of license).

(4) Notwithstanding ORS 192.345 (Public records conditionally exempt from disclosure), the board may use the results of a nursing assistant examination for the continuing education of applicants for certification as a nursing assistant. [1989 c.800 §3; 1991 c.536 §1; 2009 c.756 §36; 2011 c.156 §1; 2012 c.43 §8]

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.