State Laws for CNA Jobs – CNA to Resident Ratios

Recently, I was asked a question about state laws regarding CNA jobs. The person asking the question wanted to know if there was any law that stated a maximum number of residents that could be assigned to one caregiver at any given time.

GREAT question!

The answer is yes, there are laws that regulate that sort of thing, but they are created at the state level, so they vary from place to place. Some states have laws about how many hours of nursing each resident is entitled to each day – this dictates how many Certified Nursing Assistant Jobs are created to fulfill those hours per resident. Other states have a ratio of CNAs to residents, meaning there must be at least one CNA per every set number of residents. Below is a list of the states that use the ratio method for CNA jobs at the time this post was written.

  • Arkansas
  • District of Columbia
  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina

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