The Council on Certified Nursing Assistants is created within the department, under the Board of Nursing. (1) The council shall consist of five members appointed as follows:
(a) The chairperson of the Board of Nursing shall appoint two members who are registered nurses. One of the members must currently supervise a certified nursing assistant in a licensed nursing home.
(b) The chairperson of the Board of Nursing shall appoint one member who is a licensed practical nurse who is currently working in a licensed nursing home.
(c) The State Surgeon General or his or her designee shall appoint two certified nursing assistants currently certified under this chapter, at least one of whom is currently working in a licensed nursing home.
(2) The council shall:
(a) Recommend to the department policies and procedures for the certification of nursing assistants.
(b) Develop all rules regulating the education, training, and certification process for nursing assistants certified under this chapter. The Board of Nursing shall consider adopting a proposed rule developed by the council at the regularly scheduled meeting immediately following the submission of the proposed rule by the council.
(c) Make recommendations to the board regarding all matters relating to the certification of nursing assistants.
(d) Address concerns and problems of certified nursing assistants in order to improve safety in the practice of certified nursing assistants.