HCS/SCS/SB 664 - Currently, applicants for nursing home administrator licenses pay a fee of $100 to the Director of Revenue. This act leaves the amount of the fee up to the board and directs the payment to the Department of Health and Senior Services.
Out of state applicants for licenses shall not be recognized when the applicant fails the national examination three times.
The act allows for probationary status as an alternative to refusing to issue or renew a license. Licensees and applicants may appeal this decision.
The act adds additional grounds upon which a licensee may be disciplined including:
• Violating any provision of law regulating convalescent, nursing and boarding homes.
• Violating any professional trust or confidence.
• Having administered a convalescent, nursing or boarding home during a time when the facility has had its license revoked
• Having entered into a consent agreement to obtain a probationary license for facilities under chapter 198 or having such a license denied or surrendered while under investigation.
The act modifies the membership of the Board of Nursing Home Administrators by imposing citizenship requirements and replace the Director of the Division of Aging with the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services.
The act provides for inactive license status and requirements for reactivation.
This act is similar to HB 780 (2007).