|(a) HHSC gives a written examination to each applicant
at a site determined by HHSC.
(1) The applicant must meet the requirements of §557.107
of this chapter (relating to Training Requirements; Nursing Graduates;
Reciprocity) and §557.109 of this chapter (relating to Application
Procedures) before taking the written examination.
(2) The applicant is tested on the subjects taught
in the training program curricula and clinical experience. The examination
covers an applicant's knowledge of accurate and safe drug therapy
that will be administered to a facility's residents.
(3) The examination must be given after the applicant
has successfully completed the training program or met the requirements
of §557.107(c) - (e) of this chapter (relating to Training Requirements;
Nursing Graduates; Reciprocity).
(4) An applicant with a disability, including an applicant
with dyslexia as defined in Texas Education Code §51.970 (relating
to Instructional Material for Blind and Visually Impaired Students
and Students with Dyslexia), may request a reasonable accommodation
for the examination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(5) Staff of a training program must notify HHSC at
least four weeks prior to its requested examination date.
(6) HHSC determines the passing grade on the examination.
(7) If HHSC grades or reviews the examination, HHSC
notifies the applicant of the results of the examination not later
than the 30th day after the date the applicant took the examination.
(8) If a testing service grades or reviews the examination:
(A) HHSC notifies the applicant of the results of the
examination not later than the 14th day after the date HHSC receives
the results from the testing service; and
(B) if notice of the examination results will be delayed
for longer than 90 days after the examination date, HHSC notifies
the applicant of the reasons for the delay before the 90th day.
(9) HHSC may require a testing service to notify an
applicant of the results of the applicant's examination.
(10) HHSC notifies in writing an applicant who fails
(A) HHSC may give an applicant under §557.107(a)
of this chapter one subsequent examination, without additional payment
of a fee, upon the applicant's written request to HHSC.
(B) A subsequent examination must be completed by the
date given in the failure notification. The site of the examination
is determined by HHSC.
(C) HHSC gives no further examinations if the student
fails the subsequent examination, unless the student enrolls in and
successfully completes another training program.
(D) If requested in writing by an applicant who fails
the examination, HHSC furnishes the applicant with an analysis of
the applicant's performance on the examination.
(b) An applicant who is unable to attend the applicant's
scheduled examination due to unforeseen circumstances may be given
an examination at another time without payment of an additional fee
upon the applicant's written request to HHSC. The examination must
be completed within 45 days from the date of the originally scheduled
examination. The rescheduled examination must be at a site determined
(c) An applicant whose application for a permit must
be denied under §557.113 of this chapter (relating to Determination
of Eligibility) is ineligible to take the examination.