(A) Upon request of the operator of a nursing home, a temporary license may be issued by the board for a period not to exceed one hundred eighty days to an individual temporarily filling the position of a nursing home administrator vacated by reason of death, illness or such other cause as the board may deem sufficient to justify the issuance of such temporary license.
(B) An individual applying to the board for temporary licensure shall be required to furnish satisfactory evidence; namely, that the applicant:
(1) Has graduated from an accredited college and holds a bachelor's degree;
(2) Is at least eighteen years of age;
(3) Is of good moral character;
(4) Is suitable and fit to be licensed as a temporary nursing home administrator as evidenced by:
(a) Presence of good health and freedom from communicable disease;
(b) Absence of any physical or mental impairment that would be likely to interfere with the performance of the duties of a temporary nursing home administrator;
(c) Ability to understand and communicate general and technical information necessary to the temporary administration and operation of a nursing home;
(d) Ability to assume responsibilities for the temporary administration of a nursing home as evidenced by prior activities and prior service satisfactory to the board;
(e) Ability to relate the physical, psychological, spiritual, emotional and social needs of the patients to the temporary administration of a nursing home, and to create a climate necessary to meet the needs of the patients.
(D) No portion of the one-hundred-eighty-day period allowed for a temporary license will be recognized as fulfilling any part of any internship requirement which is a condition precedent to admission to examination for licensure as a nursing home administrator.
(F) The board may delegate its authority to review the applications for temporary licensure to its executive secretary in order that temporary licenses may be issued in emergency and hardship cases.