December, 2000

Information Bulletin 00-33
NH-56
CBC-27

Transmittal 14
Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs
New Revised Material--Effective March 25, 2000

Section 4132 Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs and Competency Evaluations Programs is revised to reflect statutory changes to 1819(f)(2) and 1919(f)(2) of the Social Security Act (the Act), and to provide interpretive guidance relative to those changes. Public Law 105-15 revised the Act to permit a waiver of nurse aide training program disapproval in certain nursing homes if the State determines that the facility meets specified exception criteria.

The Minnesota Department of Health implemented the statutory changes to Public Law 105-15, pertaining to titles 1819(f)(2) and 1919(f)(2) of the Social Security Act regarding Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs in 1999 when federal law changes were enacted.

Copies of the State Operations Transmittal 14 can be obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) web site at:

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/manuals/pm_trans/R14SOM.pdf

Please note: At the time of this mailing the above address is correct. However the new CMS web site addresses are subject to change. As MDH becomes aware of these changes we will update the CMS address on this bulletin.

If you have any questions regarding this Information Bulletin, please contact in writing:

Minnesota Department of Health
Compliance Monitoring Division
Licensing and Certification Program
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 300
PO Box 64900
St. Paul, MN 55164-0900
Voice: (651) 201-4101

Updated Friday, March 25, 2011 at 02:22PM