Nursing Home Administrator Regulations
Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 144A.18, ADMINISTRATOR’S LICENSES; PENALTY, no person shall act as a nursing home administrator or purport to be a nursing home administrator unless that person is licensed by the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators. A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
Nursing Home Board of Examiners for Administrators
According to Minnesota Statute 144A.19, BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR ADMINISTRATORS, Subdivision 1. Creation; membership. There is hereby created the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators which shall consist of the following members:
(a) a designee of the commissioner of health who shall be a nonvoting member;
(b) a designee of the commissioner of human services who shall be a nonvoting member; and
(c) the following members appointed by the governor:
(1) two members actively engaged in the management, operation, or ownership of proprietary nursing homes;
(2) two members actively engaged in the management or operation of nonprofit nursing homes;
(3) one member actively engaged in the practice of medicine;
(4) one member actively engaged in the practice of professional nursing; and
(5) three public members as defined in section 214.02.
Subd. 2. Provisions. Membership terms, compensation of members, removal of members, the filling of membership vacancies, fiscal year and reporting requirements, the provision of staff, administrative services and office space, the review and processing of complaints, the setting of board fees and other provisions relating to board operations for the board of examiners shall be as provided in chapter 214.
Qualifications for a Nursing Home Administrator
Subject to Minnesota Statute 144A.20, ADMINISTRATOR QUALIFICATIONS, Subdivision 1. Criteria, the Board of Examiners may issue licenses to qualified persons as nursing home administrators, and shall establish qualification criteria for nursing home administrators. No license shall be issued to a person as a nursing home administrator unless that person:
(a) is at least 21 years of age and otherwise suitably qualified;
(b) has satisfactorily met standards set by the Board of Examiners, which standards shall be designed to assure that nursing home administrators will be individuals who, by training or experience are qualified to serve as nursing home administrators; and
(c) has passed an examination approved by the board and designed to test for competence in the subject matters referred to in clause (b), or has been approved by the Board of Examiners through the development and application of other appropriate techniques.
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Violation of Resident Rights
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