HI 00601.360 Student Nurses

Some HHA's participate in training programs in which they utilize student nurses enrolled in a school of nursing to perform skilled nursing services in the home setting. If an HHA participating in such a training program assigns a student nurse to provide skilled nursing services in the patient's home, the costs of her services are reimbursable as skilled nursing care. The services must be performed under the general supervision of a registered professional nurse who is either an employee of the HHA or the school of nursing in which the student is enrolled. However, the supervising nurse need not accompany the student on each visit. This represents a special exception to the requirement that skilled nursing services must be rendered by or under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. (See HI 00601.400 for counting of visits when the supervisor accompanies the student on a visit.)


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HI 00601.360 - Student Nurses - 09/15/1989
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:09/15/1989