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Legislative Update

In-service Training

FANA continues to receive numerous calls concerning In-service training for CNAs.  In-service training for CNAs includes education in the following topics every two years:  HIV/Aids, Infection Control, Domestic Violence, Medical Record Documentation, Legal Aspects Appropriate to Nurse Assistants, Resident Rights, Communication with Cognitively Impaired Clients, CPR Skills, Medical Error Prevention and Safety. 
Florida Administrative Code 64B9-15.011

The Florida Administrative Code, Rule 64B9-15.009, contains disciplinary rules and penalties for CNAs.  The Board of Nsg is authorized to suspend or restrict certification of CNAs found to be in violation of safe practice and/or posing a danger to the public.  Practice violations, by any health care professional, may be reported to AHCA Consumer Services, 888-419-3456, option 2.

FANA continues to promote and enhance the professionalism of NA/HHA through a Code of Ethics to assist in assuring that all our residents, clients and patients are cared for with dignity, respect and concern for their personal well being.

Go to our Classes & Meetings page to participate in In-service training in your area.


Brief History of FANA

The Florida Association of Nurse Assistants, Inc., FANA, originated September, 1995, as The Nurse Assistant Educational Support Group. The group was formed by Margaret T. Carleton-Bucher, LPN, to provide monthly educational programs and encourage facility/agency support groups for nurse assistants, resident care givers and home health aides.

Meetings began in East Polk County in September, 1995, and expanded to include all of Polk County by January, 1996.

From the inception of the group, participants were invited and encouraged to participate on a planning committee for future educational programs, and an annual convention. An Advisory Group was formed in June, 1996.

The first annual convention was held in October, 1996, with 96 participants from Polk, Highlands, and Hillsborough Counties. An additional committee was formed to develop a Code of Ethics for nursing assistants.

The Advisory Committee formed the initial Board of Directors in August, 1997, adding four CNA/HHAs to the Board and voting to change the name to The Florida Association of Nurse Assistants, with plans to incorporate. The second convention was held in October, 1997, with 176 participants from 13 counties. The annual convention continues to be held each year in October.

On December 12, 1997, the Florida Association of Nurse Assistants was incorporated as a nonprofit association. Three types of membership were established, defined further on in this page. Regional informational and educational programs began in different areas of the state, and continue to date, to introduce the nursing assistants to their professional association. As of February, 2000, FANA's membership is from 21 counties in the state of Florida, and from the States of Ohio and Wisconsin.

Contact Information

Florida Association of Nurse Assistants, Inc.
PMB #266
6039 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, Florida 33884-4115
Phone/Fax#: (863) 318-8495
E-mail: fana266@cs.com


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