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CA AB 2131

Title: Certified nurse assistant training programs.
Author: Avelino Valencia

Summary
AB 2131, as amended, Valencia. Certified nurse assistant training programs. Existing law establishes the State Department of Public Health and sets forth its powers and duties to license and administer health facilities, as defined, including skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities.Existing law requires skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities to adopt certified nurse assistant training programs approved by the department. A violation of the provisions relating to those training requirements is a misdemeanor. Existing law requires the department to prepare and maintain a list of approved training programs for nurse assistant certification, training programs conducted by skilled nursing facilities or intermediate care facilities, as well as local agencies and education programs.This bill additionally would require the department to prepare and maintain on its internet website a list of approved training programs and to publish an update at least twice annually, to include the competency test pass rates, aggregated by the language in which the test was taken. The bill would require the department, no later than December 31, 2025, to make available the option to take the written and oral competency examination of a nurse assistant certification examination in Spanish. The bill would authorize the department to use a vendor contracted to provide testing services under a specified federal regulation to fulfill the requirement to provide the Spanish testing option.

Status
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Bill Documents
CA AB 2131 - 06/10/24 - Amended Senate
06/10/24 - CA AB 2131 (06/10/24 - Amended Senate)


CA AB 2131 - 05/16/24 - Amended Assembly
05/16/24 - CA AB 2131 (05/16/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 2131 - 03/18/24 - Amended Assembly
03/18/24 - CA AB 2131 (03/18/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 2131 - 02/06/24 - Introduced
02/06/24 - CA AB 2131 (02/06/24 - Introduced)

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