Governor Parson announced on December 30, 2021 the expiration of Executive Order 21-09 (EO 21-09) that declared a State of Emergency related to COVD-19 on December 31, 2021. Since the outset of this public health emergency, the Governor has exercised a legal means by which we have waived certain statutory and regulatory requirements that could have inhibited the state’s response to the public health emergency. However, with the expiration of EO 21-09, the statutory and regulatory waivers also expire.
For long-term care facilities, there are two waivers that had extended timeframes to allow for compliance. These two waivers are listed below.
- Individuals working as nurse aides will have 90 days (until April 1st, 2022) to complete the approved nurse aide training program, as required in Section 198.082.1 and 4, RSMo.
- Regulation 19 CSR 30-84.010(11)(B)4 had been waived to the extent the provisions require a nurse assistant to perform nurse services for monetary compensation for at least one (1) day in a twenty-four (24) consecutive month time period in order to keep his/her certificate valid. The waiver allowed nurse assistants to provide proof of nursing services after the twenty-four (24) month consecutive period has passed. DHSS will tack on the amount of time the COVID-19 response was ongoing plus two (2) months. Nurse assistants must provide proof of performing nursing services by March 1, 2022 to be in good standing.