Certified Medical Aide (CMA)

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Certified Medication Aide Program

MedNoc Training College CMA program is a 1 week or 3 weekends course composed of 40 hours. This Certified Medication Aide class is offered at our Oklahoma City Campus. Our Certified Medication Aide program is approved by Oklahoma State Department of Health- Nurse Aide Registry, with approval number is #3701628.

Course Description/Objectives of the program

This CMA class is the basic course for the professional Certified Medication Aide (CMA). Our CMA course and training is a 40 Clock Hour Program, composed of 24 hours of classroom, and 16 hours of supervised practical training.

The CMA course at MedNoc Training College focuses on Administration of Medications to the residents and clients under the supervision of a licensed nurse. The course requires the applicant/trainee to be a CNA with an active clean and free from abuse certification in the state of Oklahoma and having been a CNA for at least six months prior to applying for CMA program. The student will learn the following:

  1. CMA Preparation and administration of
  2. CMA Observe, report, and document resident’s status.
  3. CMA Principles of safety.
  4. CMA Knowledge of measurement systems.
  5. CMA Body systems and common Diseases

The class must be completed either in ONE WEEK or THREE WEEKENDS depending on the schedule that the student chooses.

The 16 hour clinical teaching/learning will be spent in a nursing home where students will learn how to administer medication safely to residents under direct supervision of the licensed nurse who will be the clinical instructor. The 24 hours of classroom training is composed of lectures, teaching and learning in the lab, doing practice, watching video and taking exams and quizzes. Student must score 100% on Clinical Testing and 90% on two Classroom Exams before allowed to register for CMA state Exam. After successful completion of our CMA program, student/trainee will be issued with Verification Form, signed and dated.

Upon successful completion of nurse aide training and competency evaluation program and passing the Oklahoma State Exam for CMA, the student will be registered by the Oklahoma Nurse Aide

Registry and a CMA certification shall be issued and you will be listed on the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) -Nurse Aide registry

State Exam and Certification

Students seeking certification as a Certified Medication Aide must score 70% or higher on the examination.  Trained candidates must attest that medications were passed to 20 consecutive individuals with 100% accuracy after completion of training. This medication pass is to be done after training is completed and is in addition to the medications passed during the clinical portion of the training. NOTE: Students have THREE attempts to pass the CMA state Exam. Failure to pass after the third trial, students will be required to retake the whole course and submit new payments for both training cost and state exam.

Admission Requirements

The prospective student will be required to fill out an application for admission upon which the director of the MedNoc Health Career Training Courses will review the application and arrange a meeting with the applicant for intake process. The following information will be given/discussed during this meeting:

  1. MedNoc Training College Application from
  2. Payment of the Cost of this Training and State Certification Testing fees.
  3. Oklahoma Nurse Aide registry requirements.
  4. Criminal background requirement.
  5. Affidavit of Legal presence status documentation. You must sign and date this document and must be presented for testing.
  6. Minimum age: 18 Years
  7. Minimum education: High school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  8. Current Oklahoma nurse aide certification with no abuse notations
  9. Experience working as a certified nurse aide for six months.
  10. BLS/CPR card. (We offer BLS training at MedNoc Training College therefore you can enroll for BLS while still enrolled in this program at our school.)
  11. Physical and mental capability to safely perform duties.
  12. Employment/ career growth.
  13. Drug screening maybe required before you are placed for clinical rotation.
  14. TB screening is required before you go out for clinical. In addition immunization records may also be required. This will be communicated within the first two days of class.

Certified Medication Aide (CMA) Training Fees

  1. Tuition, usable materials, study materials, folders and files, name badge: ~~~~~~~~~~~~$  450.00
  2. Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) State Certification Exam, Written and Clinical Skills~~~~~~~~ $   150.00
  3. OSBI Background Check~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~$    20.00
  4. TB Skin Screen Test~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~$   20.00

Total Cost:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~=====$ 640.00

  1. Books (provided to you on loan), if you prefer to buy books, the cost is $50.00. If you fail to return books after the your training has completed, you will be charged $50.00
  2. Solid black scrubs are required and are not added to the tuition fees. They are the sole responsibility of the student to attain.

CMA Jobs in Oklahoma

People who are Certified Medication Aide can work and pass medications in the Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Memory Care Units, Group Homes and Independent Living. MedNoc helps its students to look for CMA jobs, and write a resume. We partner with different facilities to help our students to secure CMA employment.

Please call us to learn more about our CMA Certified Medication Aide.

Required Information for CMA Trainees

Note:  Possession of a Schedule I through V drug as defined by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act is no longer a barrier offense.

After a Deferment is completed by the individual and their OSBI report states “Not guilty”, Case Dismissed” there is no 7 year waiting period.

Barrier Offenses for the Certified Nurse Aide

Effective November 1, 2012

63 O.S. § 1-1950.1 (OSCN 2012)

Title 63, Section 1-1950.1(C) 1. If the results of a criminal history background check reveal that the subject person has been convicted of, pled guilty or no contest to, or received a deferred sentence for, a felony or misdemeanor offense for any of the following offenses in any state or federal jurisdiction, the employer shall not hire or contract with the person:

  1. abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of any person entrusted to the care or possession of such person,
  2. rape, incest or sodomy,
  3. child abuse,
  4. murder or attempted murder,
  5. manslaughter,
  6. kidnapping,
  7. aggravated assault and battery,
  8. assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, or
  9. arson in the first degree.

If less than seven (7) years have elapsed since the completion of sentence, and the results of a criminal history check reveal that the subject person has been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to, a felony or misdemeanor offense for any of the following offenses, in any state or federal jurisdiction, the employer shall not hire or contract with the person:

  1. assault,
  2. battery,
  3. Indecent exposure and indecent exhibition, except where such offense disqualifies the applicant as a registered sex offender,
  4. Pandering,
  5. Burglary in the first or second degree,
  6. Robbery in the first or second degree.
  7. Robbery or attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, or imitation firearm.
  8. Arson in the second degree.
  9. Unlawful manufacture, distribution, prescription, or dispensing of a Schedule I through V drug as defined by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act.
  10. Grand larceny, or
  11. Petit larceny or shoplifting.

Text From HB2582, Section 63 O.S. § 1-1950.1

Pertaining to Nurse Aide Background Checks

63 O.S. § 1-1950.1 (OSCN 2012)

For purposes of this section:

  1. “Nurse aide” means any person who provides, for compensation, nursing care or health-related services to residents in a nursing facility, a specialized facility, a residential care home, continuum of care facility, assisted living center or an adult day care center and who is not a licensed health professional. Such term also means any person who provides such services to individuals in their own homes as an employee or contract provider of a home health or home care agency, or as a contract provider of the Medicaid State Plan Personal Care Program;

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¹Pursuant to 63 O.S. § 1-1950.1(A)(5), “Completion of the sentence” means the last day of the entire term of the incarceration imposed by the sentence including any term that is deferred, suspended or subject to parole.

Employer” means any of the following facilities, homes, agencies or programs which are subject to the provision of this section:

  1. A nursing facility or specialized facility as such terms are defined in the Nursing Home Care Act.
  2. A residential care home as such term is defined by the Residential Care Act.
  3. an adult day care center as such term is defined in the Adult Day Care Act.
  4. an assisted living center as such term is defined by the Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act.
  5. A continuum of care facility as such term is defined by the Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act.
  6. A home health or home care agency, and the Department of Human Services, in its capacity as an operator of any hospital or health care institution or as a contractor with providers under the Medicaid State Plan Personal Care Program;
  7. “Home health or home care agency” means any person, partnership, association, corporation or other organization which administers, offers or provides health care services or supportive assistance for compensation to three or more ill, disabled, or infirm persons in the temporary or permanent residence of such persons, and includes any subunits or branch offices of a parent home health or home care agency;
  8. “Bureau” means the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation; and
  9. “Completion of the sentence” means the last day of the entire term of the incarceration imposed by the sentence including any term that is deferred, suspended or subject to parole.
  10. Before any employer makes an offer to employ or to contract with a nurse aide to provide nursing care, health-related services or supportive assistance to any individual, the employer shall provide for a criminal history background check to be made on the nurse aide pursuant to the provisions of the Long-term Care Security Act. If the employer is a facility, home or institution which is part of a larger complex of buildings, the requirement of a criminal history background check shall apply only to an offer of employment or contract made to a person who will work primarily in the immediate boundaries of the facility, home or institution.Where the provisions of the Long-term Care Security Act pertaining to registry screenings and national criminal history record check are not in effect pending an effective date established in rulemaking, an employer is authorized to obtain any criminal history background records maintained by the Bureau pursuant to the following:

 

  1. The employer shall request the Bureau to conduct a criminal history background check on the nurse aide and shall provide to the Bureau any relevant information required by the Bureau to conduct the check. The employer shall pay a fee of Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) to the Bureau for each criminal history background check that is conducted pursuant to such a request;
  2. An employer may make an offer of temporary employment to a nurse aide pending the results of the criminal history background check. The employer in such instance shall provide to the Bureau the name and relevant information relating to the person within seventy-two (72) hours after the date the person accepts temporary employment. The employer shall not hire or contract with the nurse aide on a permanent basis until the results of the criminal history background check are received;
  3. An employer may accept a criminal history background report less than one (1) year old of a person to whom such employer makes an offer of employment. The report shall be obtained from the previous employer or contractor of such person and shall only be obtained upon the written consent of such person; and
  4. Every employer while subject to the provisions of this subsection shall inform each applicant for employment, or each prospective contract provider, as applicable, that the employer is required to obtain a criminal history background record before making an offer of permanent employment or contract to a nurse aide.
  5.  If the results of a criminal history background check reveal that the subject person has been convicted of, plead guilty or no contest to, or received a deferred sentence for, a felony or misdemeanor offense for any of the following offenses in any state or federal jurisdiction, the employer shall not hire or contract with the person:

 

  1. Rape, incest or sodomy,
  2. Abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of any person entrusted to the care or possession of such person
  3. Child abuse,
  4. Murder or attempted murder,
  5. Manslaughter,
  6. Kidnapping,
  7. Aggravated assault and battery,
  8. Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, or
  9. Arson in the first degree.

 

  1. If less than seven (7) years have elapsed since the completion of sentence, and the results of a criminal history check reveal that the subject person has been convicted of a or pled guilty or no contest to, a felony or misdemeanor offense for any of the following offenses, in any state or federal jurisdiction, the employer shall not hire or contract with the person:

 

  1. assault,
  2. battery,
  3. indecent exposure and indecent exhibition, except where such offense disqualifies the applicant as a registered sex offender,
  4. pandering,
  5. burglary in the first or second degree,
  6. robbery in the first or second degree,
  7. robbery or attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, or imitation firearm,
  8. arson in the second degree,
  9. unlawful manufacture, distribution, prescription, or dispensing of a Schedule I through V drug as defined by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act,
  10. grand larceny, or
  11. petite larceny or shoplifting.
  12. An employer shall not employ or continue employing a person addicted to any Schedule I through V drug as specified by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act unless the person produces evidence that the person has successfully completed a drug rehabilitation program.
  13. All employment eligibility determination records received by the employer pursuant to this section are confidential and are for the exclusive use of the State Department of Health and the employer which requested the information. Except on court order or with the written consent of the person being investigated, the records shall not be released or otherwise disclosed to any other person oragency. These records shall be destroyed after one (1) year from the end of employment of the person to whom such records relate.

 

  1. As part of the inspections required by the Nursing Home Care Act, Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act, the Residential Care Act, and the Adult Day Care Act, the State Department of Health shall review the employment files of any facility, home or institution required to obtain a criminal history background determination to ensure such facilities, homes or institutions are in compliance with the provisions of this section.

310:677-13-5. Competency and skills examination

(a) The following shall apply to the written competency examination.

(1) The examination shall be drawn from a pool of test questions that address the course requirements.

(2) The examination shall be administered and scored by Department approved entity.

(3) The examination shall comply with the examination administration requirements in OAC 310:677-3-9.

(4) A minimum score of seventy percent (70%) shall be required to pass the written competency examination for certification as a medication aide.

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(6) A candidate who fails to score at least the required minimum on three consecutive written competency examinations shall be required to retrain before retesting.

(b) The following shall apply to the skills demonstration.

(1) The skills demonstration shall be performed in a laboratory or a site comparable to the setting in which the certified medication aide will function.

(2) The skills demonstration shall be administered and scored by a physician, licensed nurse or registered pharmacist.

(3) The student shall achieve one hundred (100) percent accuracy on a medication pass on at least twenty (20) or more individuals under direct observation by an instructor.

(4) The successful completion of the medication pass shall be documented and retained in the certified medication aide’s training file.

(5) The skills demonstration shall comply with the administration requirements in OAC 310:677-3-9 and the content requirements in OAC 310:677-3-10.

 

310:677-3-12. Failure to complete the competency examination

If an individual does not complete the competency examination successfully, the individual shall be notified by the testing entity of, at least, the following:

(1) The areas which the individual did not pass.

(2) That the individual may retake the examination a total of three times without further training.

310:677-3-11. Successful completion of the competency examination

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(d) The Department shall include in the nurse aide registry a record of successful completion of the competency examination within thirty (30) days of the date the individual is found to be competent.

310:677-13-8. Certification and recertification

(a) Effective August 1, 2006, the following, to be evidenced by the aide’s attestation, are prerequisites for certification as a medication aide:

(1) Minimum age: 18;

(2) Minimum education: high school or general equivalency diploma;

(3) Current Oklahoma nurse aide certification with no abuse notations;

(4) Experience working as a certified nurse aide for six months; and

(5) Physical and mental capability to safely perform duties.

(b) Application criteria and processing requirements for recertification are as follows:

(1) The certified medication aide shall submit a Recertification Application (ODH Form 717) that requires information to demonstrate compliance with 310:677-13-1(d).

(2) The Recertification Application (ODH Form 717) shall be accompanied by a ten dollar ($10.00) fee.

(3) Each recertification shall be effective for twelve months from the expiration date of the medication aide’s previous certification.

(4) The medication aide shall be required to retest if certification has expired by more than one year. The individual may obtain approval to take a retest by filing a Certified Medication Aide Retest Application (ODH Form 842) with a fifteen dollar ($15.00) nonrefundable fee. The aide shall retrain and test if the aide fails the retest or if certification has expired by more than three years.

(5) The Recertification Application (ODH Form 717) for a medication aide shall include documentation of continuing education equivalent to eight hours for every twelve months of certification, excluding the first year of certification.

310:677-13-2. Deemed to meet state certification requirements

A certified medication aide shall be eligible to perform the duties of a certified medication aide for the following employers:

(1) Nursing facility or continuum of care facility;

(2) Specialized facility;

(3) Residential care home;

(4) Adult day care facility; and

(5) Assisted living center.

[Source: Added at 12 Ok Reg 3087, eff 7-27-95; Amended at 23 Ok Reg 559, eff 12-22-2005 (emergency); Amended at 23 Ok Reg 2422

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING NEW LAW CHANGE

New law (HB1435) starting November 1, 2015, requires nurse aides and trainees to provide their current address to the State Department of Health’s nurse aide registry and notify the registry of any change in address within ten days.  Correspondence will be sent to the address on file with the registry, and if it is returned as not deliverable it will be considered legally served.

The new law permits the Department to suspend or revoke a nurse aide certification for cause, such as criminality revealed by a background check or any abuse, neglect or exploitation of residents under the aide’s care.

Below are the bullet points of the changes to Title 63 O.S., Section 1-1951(A)(7), (D)(3)(b), and (D)(8)

  • Certified nurse aides and nurse aide trainees shall maintain with the registry current residential addresses and shall notify the registry, in writing, of any change of name. Notification of change of name shall require certified copies of any marriage license or other court document which reflects the change of name.
  • Notice of change of address or telephone number shall be made within ten (10) days of the effected change. Notice shall not be accepted over the phone. 
  • In any proceeding in which the Department is required to serve notice or an order on an individual, the Department may send written correspondence to the address on file with the Registry. If the correspondence is returned and a notation of the United States Postal Service indicates “unclaimed” or “moved” or “refused” or any other non-delivery markings and the records of the Registry indicate that no change of address as required has been received by the Registry, the notice and any subsequent notices or orders shall be deemed by the court as having been legally served for all purposes.
  • Basically this means aides must mail a change of address or phone number to the registry a within 10 days of that change. There will be a form on our website for submitting address changes [http://nar.health.ok.gov]. If an aide is served a Petition for Hearing and it comes back to the Department and indicates “unclaimed” or “moved” or “refused” or any other non-delivery markings, it will still be considered legally delivered and any pending action can proceed. This may result in the individual’s certification being suspended or revoked and a finding of abuse, misappropriation, or neglect placed on the registry.
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