2017 ORS 678.448¹
Use of titles “Certified Nursing Assistant,” “nursing assistant,” “nurse aide” or “CNA”

Use of titles “Certified Nursing Assistant,” “nursing assistant,” “nurse aide” or “CNA.” (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, an individual may not use the title “Certified Nursing Assistant,” “nursing assistant” or “nurse aide” or the abbreviation “CNA” unless the individual:

(a) Has successfully completed a program approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing under ORS 678.444 (Standards for training programs for nursing assistants); and

(b) Is certified under ORS 678.442 (Certification of nursing assistants).

(2) An individual who is currently enrolled in a program approved by the board under ORS 678.444 (Standards for training programs for nursing assistants) may use the title “student nursing assistant.”

(3) An individual who has successfully completed a program approved by the board under ORS 678.444 (Standards for training programs for nursing assistants) and who is employed by a nursing facility, as defined by the board by rule, may use the title “nursing assistant” or “nurse aide” for a period of up to 120 days beginning on the date the nursing facility hired the individual. [2015 c.346 §3]

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.