(a)  Prior to assigning medication aide duties to a Medication Aide, pursuant to G.S. 131E-114.2, the facility shall conduct a clinical skills validation for those medication administration tasks to be performed in the facility.  This validation shall be conducted by a registered nurse consistent with his/her occupational licensing law and who has a current unencumbered license to practice in North Carolina.  A record of this validation shall be retained in the Medication Aide's file.

(b)  The Department shall provide information on the registry within one business day of the request for information.

(c)  The medication aide listing on the Medication Aide Registry shall be renewed every two years provided the individual has worked for a minimum of eight hours as a Medication Aide in each consecutive 24 month period following their initial listing.

(d)  The registry shall contain the following information for each individual who is listed on the Medication Aide Registry:

(1)           the individual's full name;

(2)           the date the individual became eligible for placement on the registry;

(3)           the training program and competency exam completed; and

(4)           the date of listing renewal and expiration.

(e)  The Medication Aide Registry shall remove entries for individuals who have not been employed as a medication aide for a minimum of eight hours in each consecutive 24 month period following initial listing.

(f)  An individual who gains or attempts to gain registry listing by providing false or misleading information on listing or re-listing applications shall not be listed on the registry.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-114.2(b); 131E-270;

Eff. October 1, 2006;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 20, 2015.