Oregon Statutes - Chapter 678 - Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators - Section 678.442 - 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 applies therefor, shows completion of an approved training program for nursing assistants and 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) Use of any controlled substance or intoxicating liquor to an extent or in a manner dangerous or injurious to the certificate holder or others or to an extent that such use impairs the ability to conduct safely the duties of a nursing assistant.

(d) Violation of any provisions of ORS 678.010 to 678.445 or rules adopted thereunder.

(e) Physical or mental 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 shall be substantially like the procedure established for the licensing of nurses under ORS 678.101. [1989 c.800 §3; 1991 c.536 §1]

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