(a) (1) The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses shall prescribe the procedure for the cyclical renewal of medication assistive person certifications.
(2) In each case, the board shall provide a notification for renewal to the medication assistive person at least thirty days before the expiration date of the certification by United States Postal Service or by electronic means.
(b) (1) Upon receipt of the renewal application and the fee, the board shall verify the accuracy of the application.
(2) (A) If the board finds the application to be accurate and related documents indicate that the applicant remains in good standing, the board shall issue a certificate of renewal to the applicant.
(B) As a condition of certification renewal, a medication assistive person shall be:
(i) Currently listed in good standing on the state's certified nurse aide registry; and
(ii) Required to satisfactorily complete all continuing education required in the legislative rules governing the practice of the MA-C.
(c) The renewal renders the holder of the certificate a legal provider of medication assistive person services for the period stated in the certificate of renewal.
(d) Any medication assistive person who allows his or her certification to lapse by failing to renew the certification as provided in this section may be reinstated by the board on:
(1) Payment of the renewal fee plus a penalty; and
(2) Submission of evidence that the person currently meets the requirements to serve as a medication assistive person.
(e) Any person providing services as a medication assistive person during the time his or her certification has lapsed is considered to be providing services illegally and is subject to the penalties provided for violations of this article.