(A) The board, in its discretion, and otherwise subject to the provisions of Chapter 4751. of the Revised Code and this chapter, may license a nursing home administrator if the administrator has a valid license issued by the proper authorities of any other state or political subdivision of the United States, upon payment of the required fee as provided in rule 4751-1-16 of the Administrative Code, provided:
(1) Such other state or subdivision of the United States maintained a system and standard of qualifications and examinations for a nursing home administrator license, which were substantially equivalent to those required in the state of Ohio;
(2) Applicant has at least nine to twelve months' experience as a nursing facility administrator, through an internship or actual experience;
(3) Applicant is familiar with Ohio's laws and rules relative to the licensure of the facility and to the licensure of the administrator and has successfully passed the board's examination on Ohio laws and rules each time that re-licensure is required;
(4) Applicant holds a valid license which has not been revoked in any state within three years of the time of application for licensure;
(5) Applicant's license has not been suspended in any state within one year of the time of application for licensure.
(B) The applicant must complete a background check (BCI and FBI) with the results sent directly to the board office.
(D) Except as provided in rule 3701-13-06 of the Administrative Code, the board shall not license, register, or certify a applicant if the applicant has been convicted of a violation of rule 3701-13-05 of the Administrative Code.
(E) If the applicant meets all of the requirements in paragraphs (A) to (D) of this rule and is also a certified administrator in good standing with the American college of health care administrators, or a health services executive, the executive secretary of the board may issue the license, registration, or certification without prior board approval. The issuance shall be presented for the board's ratification at the next meeting of the board. As used in this paragraph, "health services executive" means an individual who has successfully completed board-approved core studies and examinations covering common competencies across service lines, including skilled nursing, assisted living, and home and community-based services and who meets the requirements established by the national association of long-term care administrator boards.
(F) If the applicant's administrative experience is less than the board's requirement, the board may require the applicant to complete an internship and the core of knowledge class to reach the equivalent experience required.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/01/2017 and 08/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4751.04 ; Section 1908(c)(1) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1396g; 42 C.F.R. 431.707, 431.708.
Rule Amplifies: 4751.01(D), 4751.08 ; Section 1908(c)(1) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1396g; 42 C.F.R. 431.707, 431.708, 431.712.
Prior Effective Dates: 10/01/1974, 10/16/1983, 01/01/1999, 06/01/2014, 10/01/2015.