Telehealth Training Requirement for Nurses-December 31, 2021 Deadline for Compliance

Telehealth Training Requirement for Nurses-December 31, 2021 Deadline for Compliance

The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) recommends telemedicine training be completed as soon as possible as a demonstration of competency. The licensed nurse (RN, LPN, or ARNP) providing telemedicine clinical services licensed prior to January 1, 2021, will need to complete telemedicine training by December 31, 2021. The newly licensed RN, LPN, or ARNP or the RN, LPN, or ARNP licensed through the endorsement process who provides clinical services will need to meet the requirement one year after the initial license is issued. The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) recommends all Washington nurses complete the telemedicine training as a demonstration of competence as soon as practical to provide an overview of the roles, responsibilities, liability, and legal requirements for providing telehealth services. The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission has issued an Advisory Opinion Nursing Telehealth Practice; Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Nursing Technician (NT), and Nursing Assistant (NA-C/NA-R

To learn more about the different training options available and access additional resources, please visit the Washington State Telehealth Collaborative Training webpage. To complete the free and publicly available telemedicine training, see the Washington State Medical Professional Telemedicine Training webpage.

 

Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN

Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
6Email:  lhofmann@leadingagewa.org

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