Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 17.9
Registration of Nursing Assistants

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.9-6

§ 23-17.9-6. Registration.

Every nursing assistant being employed as a nursing assistant or offering services as a nursing assistant must obtain a certificate of registration issued by the department. Every nursing assistant, prior to being issued a certificate of registration by the department, shall successfully complete the training program and/or qualifying examination as required by §§ 23-17.9-3 and 23-17.9-5 unless otherwise exempt from the requirements. All applicants not otherwise exempted are required to complete the process of training and examination within a period of one year from the date of initiation of training. Failure to successfully complete this process within one year requires that the applicant repeat the training program and be retested. All nursing assistants shall be registered with and qualified by the department of health. The fee for registration is as set forth in § 23-1-54. The department shall keep a register in which are entered the names of all persons to whom certificates of registration are issued under this chapter and the register shall be open to public inspection. In addition, if required by federal mandate the department will also keep a separate nurse aide registry.

History of Section.
P.L. 1987, ch. 564, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 270, § 2; P.L. 1992, ch. 435, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 355, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 14, § 30; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 33; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 42.