(1) The applicant for licensure as medication aide II must:
(a) submit a completed application and application fee;
(b) provide proof of high school diploma or equivalent;
(c) hold a valid certificate from the Department of Public Health and Human Services as a certified nursing assistant (CNA);
(d) have been employed as a CNA in a long-term care facility for a minimum of 4,000 hours;
(e) hold a valid CPR certificate;
(f) provide proof of successful passage of the board-approved medication aide II exam at 80 percent proficiency; and
(g) provide a certificate of completion from a medication aide II training program as outlined in these rules; or
(h) hold an unencumbered certification or license in another state or U.S. jurisdiction that is determined by the board to be reasonably equivalent to the board-specified program.
(2) The application will be kept on file for one year. If the applicant fails to complete the requirements for application within one year, a new application and fee will be required.
(3) Licenses shall be issued for one-year periods and shall expire on the date set by ARM 24.101.413.
(4) Renewal forms must be completed and returned to the board before the date set by ARM 24.101.413, together with the renewal fee.