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101 STAT. 1330-201
101 STAT. 1330-201
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987

101 STAT. 1330-201

rights), content of the curriculum, (II) minimum hours of initial and ongoing training and retraining (including not less than 75 hours in the case of initial training), (III) qualifications of instructors, and (IV) procedures for determination of competency; "(ii) requirements for the approval of nurse aide competency evaluation programs, including requirement relating to the areas to be covered in such a program, including at least basic nursing skills, personal care skills, cognitive, behavioral and social care, basic restorative services, and residents' rights, and procedures for determination of competency; "(iii) requirements respecting the minimum frequency and methodology to be used by a State in reviewing such programs' compliance with the requirements for such programs.

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APPROVAL OF CERTAIN PROGRAMS.—Such require-

ments— "(i) may permit approval of programs offered by or in facilities, as well as outside facilities (including employee organizations), and of programs in effect on the date of the enactment of this section; "(ii) shall permit a State to find that an individual who has completed (before January 1, 1989) a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program shall be deemed to have completed such a program approved under subsection (b)(5) if the State determines that, at the time the program was offered, the program met the requirements for approval under such paragraph; and "(iii) shall prohibit approval of such a program— "(I) offered by or in a nursing facility which has been determined to be out of compliance with the requirements of subsection (b), (c), or (d), within the previous 2 years, or "(II) offered by or in a nursing facility unless the State makes the determination, upon an individual's completion of the program, that the individual is competent to provide nursing and nursing-related services in nursing facilities. A State may not delegate its responsibility under clause (iiiXII) to the nursing facility. "(3)

FEDERAL GUIDELINES FOR STATE APPEALS PROCESS FOR

TRANSFERS.—For purposes of subsections (c)(2)(B)(iii) and (e)(3), by not later than October 1, 1988, the Secretary shall establish guidelines for minimum standards which State appeals processes under subsection (e)(3) must meet to provide a fair mechanism for hearing appeals on transfers of residents from nursing facilities. "(4) SECRETARIAL STANDARDS QUALIFICATION OF ADMINISTRA-

TORS.—For purposes of subsections (d)(l)(C) and (e)(4), the Secretary shall develop, by not later than March 1, 1988, standards to be applied in assuring the qualifications of administrators of nursing facilities. "(5) CRITERIA FOR ADMINISTRATION.—The Secretary shall establish criteria for assessing a nursing facility's compliance with the requirement of subsection (d)(1) with respect to— "(A) its governing body and management,