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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 555NURSING FACILITY ADMINISTRATORS
SUBCHAPTER CLICENSES
RULE §555.35Continuing Education Requirements for License Renewal

(a) The 40 clock hours of continuing education required for license renewal must:

  (1) be completed during the previous two-year licensure period;

  (2) include one or more of the five domains of the NAB listed in §18.11 of this chapter (relating to Academic Requirements);

  (3) include at least six clock hours in ethics; and

  (4) be:

    (A) approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service;

    (B) a DADS-sponsored event; or

    (C) an upper-division semester credit course taken or taught at a post-secondary institution of higher education accredited by an association recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(b) DADS accepts no more than 34 clock hours of NAB-approved self-study courses toward the required 40 clock hours of continuing education.

(c) DADS waives, at a maximum, 20 of the 40 clock hours of continuing education to a licensee who completes one three-semester hour upper-division course taken at a post-secondary institution of higher education.

(d) DADS approves continuing education hours once per licensure renewal period for the same course, seminar, workshop, or program.

(e) DADS waives 20 of the required 40 clock hours of continuing education for preceptors who sponsor an AIT.

(f) DADS may perform an audit of continuing education courses, seminars, or workshops that the licensee has reported by requesting certificates of attendance.


Source Note: The provisions of this §555.35 adopted to be effective June 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 4233; amended to be effective June 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 2795; amended to be effective September 28, 2016, 41 TexReg 7514; transferred effective May 1, 2019, as published in the Texas Register April 12, 2019, 44 TexReg 1880

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