In 2019, the DC Board of Nursing approved new certification standards for medication aides (MA-C). MA-Cs are CNAs and HHAs who have received additional training and have been certified to administer medications under the supervision of an RN or LPN. The DC Coalition for Long-term Care, Subcommittee on Workforce Development surveyed providers across the LTSS[…]
During the pandemic, testing and training for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) was shut down for months. To meet staffing needs, the Board of Nursing granted waivers allowing health care entities to hire CNAs and HHAS who were licensed in other jurisdictions. Those waivers have ended and based upon a survey[…]
Vera Waltman Mayer, Esq., who served as a consumer member on the DC Board of Nursing from 2003 through 2009, describes her tenure as “an enormous learning experience and a great joy.” Vera will be missed at Board meetings. Ms. Mayer’s contribution to the Board, and to the DC community, have been truly outstanding. In addition to retiring from the Board this year, Ms. Mayer is also retiring from her position as Senior Advocate at Iona Senior Services Center here in the District.
DC NURSE would like to publicly thank Ms. Mayer for all her hard work toward ensuring the health and wellbeing of seniors in DC. When she was awarded the “Public Citizen of the Year” award by the DC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in 2009, the organization described Ms. Mayer as “the epitome of a true and sincere champion of the under-served and vulnerable.”