Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Advisory Committee

The CNA Advisory Committee assists the Board by performing the following activities:

  1. Evaluate training programs and make recommendations for approval by the Board;
  2. Develop and recommend Certified Nursing Assistants/Certified Medication Technician (CNA/CMT) regulations
  3. Evaluate CNA/CMT candidates as required and recommend action to the Board; and
  4. Review investigations of complaints against CNAs or CMTs and make recommendations to the Board of disciplinary action.

The CNA Advisory Committee meets monthly for approximately 3-4 hours. The Board shall appoint an Advisory Committee consisting of at least 15 members. Each member shall serve a four year term. The Board may choose to appoint a member for a second term.
Of the 15 committee members:

  1. Six members must be nursing assistants:
    i. One shall be an acute care nursing assistant;
    ii. One shall be a home care nursing assistant;
    iii. One shall be a long-term care nursing assistant;
    iv. One shall be an adult medical day care nursing assistant;
    v. At least one of the nursing assistant members shall be a member of a union; and
    vi. One shall be an independent contractor;
  2. Three members shall be registered nurses:
    i. One shall be an acute care registered nurse;
    ii. One shall be a home care registered nurse; and
    iii. One shall be a long-term care registered nurse;
  3. One member shall be an administrator from a licensed health care facility;
  4. One member shall be a licensed practical nurse;
  5. One member shall be an individual who teaches a Board approved CNA course (RN);
  6. One member shall be a consumer member who has received care; or has a family member who has received care form a nursing assistant; and
  7. One shall be a representative of the Department (DHMH); and
  8. One shall be a certified medication technician.

​Alternates – The Board shall appoint an alternate for each of the three nursing assistant members in the event that a nursing assistant member is unable to complete the duties of the committee.

The CNA Advisory Committee is currently seeking candidates* to fill the following vacancies on the Committee:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

*Must be current with certification/license and in good standing status

If you are interested in applying for one of the above open positions on the CNA Advisory Committee, please submit your resume with the following information:

  1. Full name, address, contact phone number and email address
  2. Current CNA or CMT certification number; or current LPN or RN license number, current nursing position, name of employer and category of position you are applying for (see item 1 through 8).
  3. Description of past employment history including length of time at each position.

Please send your resume by e-mail with the Designation “CNA Advisory Committee Application” to Monica J. Mentzer, Director of Practice, by email to monicaj.mentzer@maryland.gov . The Board must approve each appointment to the CNA Advisory Committee.

2020 CNA Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule​
January 9
Access code: 647 878 071
February 13
Access code: 647 305 910
​March 12
Access code: 647 305 910
April 9
Access code: 647 305 910
April 15
Access code: 618 301 574​
May 14
Access code: 619 636 468​
June 11
Access code: 619 074 554
July 9
Access code: 988 450 770‬#​
​August 13
Access code: 161 113 1051
​​September 10
Access code: 171 077 3809​
​​October 8
November 5
​​December 3

Meeting time is from 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM.

The Certified Nursing Assistant Advisory Committee (the “Committee”) will be meeting in open session beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020. In light of Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.’s declaration of a state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency in Maryland on March 5, 2020 in response to the spread of COVID-19, the Committee will be holding this open session via conference call only. Below please find the agenda for the meeting and the call-in number and access code for the open session meeting.   

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Open Session Agenda for September 10, 2020​​

updated 09/08/2020