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

2004-2005 Regulatory Agenda

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

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

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None.

EXPECTED 2004-2005 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: Summer 2005.
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 and states the continuing education requirement for license renewal.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and existing licensees.
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 and states the continuing education requirement for license renewal. 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: Summer 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and existing licensees.
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 states the continuing education requirement for license renewal.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and existing licensees.
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 license issuance, renewal, and reinstatement, and for the disciplining of licensees.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2005.
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: Summer 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants currently licensed in other jurisdictions and who will seek licensure in Maine.
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: Summer 2005.
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 explains the continuing professional education requirements for Administrators licensed by the Board.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2005.
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: Summer 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure, licensees, and consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 10: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §8003(2-A)(D)
PURPOSE: The board may repeal this chapter, which has been superceded by 10 M.R.S.A. §8003(2-A)(D) and ensuing rulemaking under Chapter 10 of the rules of the Office of Licensing and Registration.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2005.
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: Summer 2005.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.


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