Update on the 1135 Waiver for the Temporary Nurse Aide (TNA)

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

NYSHFA received updated information from the NYSDOH Division Director confirming that CMS stated the 1135 waiver has been extended for the TNA program, which will satisfy the CNA certification. It is important to note that CMS/DOH expects each facility to maintain good documentation for each staff member under the TNA certification including completion of orientation, TNA testing and competency checks for the care of the resident.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15