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144A.611 REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES PAYABLE TO NURSING ASSISTANTS.
    Subdivision 1. Nursing homes and certified boarding care homes. The actual costs of
tuition and reasonable expenses for the competency evaluation or the nursing assistant training
program and competency evaluation approved under section 144A.61, which are paid to nursing
assistants pursuant to subdivision 2, are a reimbursable expense for nursing homes and certified
boarding care homes under the provisions of chapter 256B and the rules promulgated thereunder.
    Subd. 2. Nursing assistants. A nursing assistant who has completed an approved competency
evaluation or an approved training program and competency evaluation shall be reimbursed by the
nursing home or certified boarding care home for actual costs of tuition and reasonable expenses
for the competency evaluation or the training program and competency evaluation 90 days after
the date of employment, or upon completion of the approved training program, whichever is later.
    Subd. 3. Rules. The commissioner of human services shall promulgate any rules necessary
to implement the provisions of this section. The rules shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) Provisions designed to prevent reimbursement by the commissioner under this section
and section 144A.61 to a nursing home, certified boarding care home, or nursing assistant for the
assistant's simultaneous training in more than one approved program;
(b) Provisions designed to prevent reimbursement by the commissioner under this section
and section 144A.61 to more than one nursing home or certified boarding care home for the
training of any individual nursing assistant; and
(c) Provisions permitting the reimbursement by the commissioner to nursing homes, certified
boarding care homes, and nursing assistants for the retraining of a nursing assistant after an
absence from the labor market of not less than 24 months.
History: 1976 c 310 s 2; 1977 c 326 s 9; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1986 c 444; 1989 c 282 art
3 s 29; 1991 c 286 s 15,16