Minnesota: Waiver Extended-Additional 4 Months for Addition to Nurse Aide Registry

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) received an extension for the Federal Emergency 1135 Regulatory Waiver of Training and Certification of Nurse Aides (referred to as the CMS 1135 Waiver), which allows nurse aides who are not yet registered on the Nurse Aide Registry to work in skilled nursing facilities during the public health emergency. The CMS 1135 Waiver has been extended to April 5, 2023, or the end of the public health emergency, whichever comes first.

Per CFR § 483.35 (d), nurse aides have four (4) months to meet the training requirements once the waiver expires, which means that nurse aides need to be on the registry by August 5, 2023, or four months after the public health emergency is over, whichever comes first.
Please refer to the MDH website for additional information: Nursing Assistant Registry – Minnesota Department of Health (state.mn.us) and CMS 1135 Nurse Aide Training Waiver Expiration FAQ (PDF).

For further questions, please contact Health.nar.coord@state.mn.us