When the Virginia General Assembly passed the law in 2005 requiring the Board of Nursing (BON), to regulate medication aides, the law read “in Assisted Living Facilities” (ALFs). Therefore, ONLY ALFs are required to complete the 68-hour BON approved curriculum, take the state competency exam, and be placed on the BON registry. Medication Aides in all other congregate housing may continue to use the BON approved 32-hour curriculum or they may submit a curriculum to the BON for review and approval.

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