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02-371
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board

2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-371
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board

CONTACT PERSON: Elaine Thibodeau, Health Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0035. Tel: (207) 624-8420

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None.

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 63-B(2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter provides definitions for applicable terms contained in the rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 2: Nursing Home Administrators
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 63-B(2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the general requirements for licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Early Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 3: Residential Care Facility Administrators
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 63-B(2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the general requirements for licensure as a Residential Care Facility Administrator. Rulemaking may be conducted to clarify that provisional licensees may apply for permanent status after having passed the prescribed course or the examination administered by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 4: Multi-Level Long Term Care Facility Administrators
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 63-B(2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the general requirements for licensure as a Multi-Level Long Term Care Facility Administrator.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 5: Licensing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 63-B(2), 64-A, 66; 5 M.R.S.A., Chapter 375
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the guidelines for issuance, renewal, reinstatement, and disciplining of licensees.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 6: Endorsement
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 63-B(2)
PURPOSE: This chapter outlines the process for endorsement for out of state licensees.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants currently licensed in other jurisdictions.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 7: Temporary Licenses
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 63-B(2), 64-A, and 66; 5 M.R.S.A., Chapter 375
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the requirements for temporary licensure.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 8: Continuing Education
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 63-B(2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines continuing professional education requirements for Administrators licensed by the Board.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 9: Advisory Rulings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 63-B(2); 5 M.R.S.A., 9001
PURPOSE: This Chapter defines the process for obtaining advisory rulings with regard to interpretation of these rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure, licensees, and consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 10: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(D)
PURPOSE: The board may repeal this chapter, which has been superceded by 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(D) and ensuing rulemaking under 02-041-10.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and existing licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 11: Code of Ethics
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 63-B(2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter adapts nearly verbatim the Code of Ethics of the American College of Health Care Administrators
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.



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