Patient neglect: CMS Proposal to allow aides to resume working after one episode of neglect.

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On November 23, 2007 the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced proposed new regulations to allow a nurses aide to petition for removal of his or her name from the registry of persons found guilty of abuse or neglect, if certain conditions are met.

This is only a proposal at this time and has not actually gone into effect. Sec. 483.156 Registry of nurse aides.

(d) Nurse aide petition for removal of information for a single finding of neglect.

(1) The State must establish a procedure to permit a nurse aide to petition for removal of a finding of neglect from the nurse aide registry if the State determines that both of the following conditions exist:

(i) The employment and personal history of the nurse...

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