AN ACT TO AMEND THE NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR ACT AND TO INCREASE CERTAIN FEES. Enacted July 23, 2013. Effective July 23, 2013.
Summary date: Jul 25 2013 - View summary
Summary date: Jul 15 2013 - View summary
House amendment makes the following change to the 3rd edition. Makesall provisions of this act effective when it becomes law (was, made Section 1 of this act, which amended GS 90-278,effective January 1, 2015, and the remainder of the act effective when it became law).
Summary date: Jul 11 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 90-278(1)b. pertaining to licensure qualifications forserving as nursing home administrators. Deletes provision thatincreased the educational requirement for licensure under subdivision b. fromtwo years of college level studyor a combination of education and experience toa baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or an associate's degree in nursing with a minimum of 5 years experience as a director of nursing for five of the previous six years prior to licensure application. Reinstates the previousprovisionsetting the licensurestandards to require that aperson seeking to qualify as a nursing home administratorhas successfully completed the equivalent of two years of college level study (60 semester hours or 96 quarterly hours) from an accredited community college, college, or university prior to application forlicensure; or,has completed a combination of education and experience, acceptable under rules generated by the Board, before application for licensure. Provides that two years of supervisory experience in a nursing home be equivalent to one year of college study.
Amends GS 90-285.1 to make a clarifying change that removes alcohol from the list of controlled substances whose use may serve as a basis for the revocation, suspension, or refusal to issue a license, and lists dependency or addiction to alcohol as a separate factor from dependency or addiction to a controlled substance.
Summary date: May 2 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends statutes throughout the act to make the language gender-neutral.
Provides that any person who has met the qualifications for licensure and has been issued a license by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators on or before the effective date of Section 1 of the act is deemed to have complied with the licensure requirements of GS 90-278(1). Makes Section 1 of the act effective January 1, 2015, with the remainder of the act effective when the act becomes law.
Summary date: Mar 27 2013 - View summary
Amends various sections of the Nursing Home Administrator Act (Article 20 of GS Chapter 90) related to qualifications for licensure, fees, Board personnel, reciprocity, criminal history record checks of applicants, and adds a new section establishing confidentiality of investigative records, as follows.
Amends GS 90-278(1) by increasing the educational requirement for licensure under subdivision b. from two years of college level study or a combination of education and experience to a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or an associate's degree in nursing with a minimum of 5 years experience as a director of nursing for five of the previous six years prior to licensure application. Also increases the examination requirement under subdivision e. by requiring passage of both national and state examinations within one year of completing the administrator-in-training program.
Amends GS 90-280 by increasing the maximum amount for fees set by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators for application processing (up to $500), license and renewal (up to $1,000), duplicate license (up to $100), inactive status (up to $200), temporary license (up to $500), Board-administered initial training and continuing education (up to $1,000), certifying an individual continuing education course by another entity (up to $100 per course hour), and certifying a continuing education course provider (up to $4,000).
Amends GS 90-283, clarifying the Board's authority to employ or retain professional personnel, including legal counsel, as well as clerical or other special personnel deemed necessary by the Board.
Amends GS 90-285(3), clarifying that licenses are issued consistent with specified statutory requirements and the Board's rules.
Amends GS 90-287 adding to the reciprocity requirements for licensure in this state that the applicant pass the national and state examinations.
Amends GS 90-288.01 granting the Board discretion in requiring a criminal history record check of an applicant for license renewal (still mandatory for initial and temporary licensure) and deleting the requirement that the Board disclose to an applicant denied initial or renewed licensure information from the criminal record check relevant to the Board's decision.
Adds new GS 90-288.02 making documents related to an investigation, inquiry, or interview conducted by the Board in connection with certification, licensure, or a disciplinary matter not public records under GS Chapter 132. Notices or statements of charges, notices of hearings, and decisions by the board are a matter of public record, as are all other documents of the Board, but the names and other identifying information of residents who have not consented to public disclosure must be redacted.
Effective when the act becomes law.