HHSC Long-term Care Regulation published a Nurse Aide Transition from Temporary Status permanent rule (26 TAC §556.100). It became effective Dec. 26.
The rule makes emergency rule requirements permanent, which allows temporary nurse aides’ time trained and time worked at a nursing facility during the COVID-19 pandemic to be counted as classroom and clinical training hours. This is required as part of a Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program.
See PL 2021-19 (PDF) for details on the transition process.
For questions, email LTCR Policy.