4751.04 Powers and duties of board.

(A) The board of executives of long-term services and supports shall:

(1) Develop, adopt, impose, and enforce regulations prescribing standards which must be met by individuals in order to receive a license as a nursing home administrator, which standards shall be designed to ensure that nursing home administrators are of good character and are otherwise suitable, and who, by training and experience, are qualified to serve as nursing home administrators;

(2) Develop and apply appropriate techniques, including examinations and investigations, for determining whether an individual meets such standards;

(3) Issue licenses and registrations to individuals determined, after application of such techniques, to meet such standards, and revoke or suspend licenses or registrations previously issued by the board in any case where the individual holding such license or registration is determined to have failed substantially to conform to the requirements of such standards;

(4) Develop, adopt, impose, and enforce regulations and procedures designed to ensure that individuals holding a temporary license, or licensed as nursing home administrators will, during any period that they serve as such, comply with Chapter 4751. of the Revised Code and the regulations adopted thereunder;

(5) Receive, investigate, and take appropriate action with respect to any charge or complaint filed with the board to the effect that any individual licensed as a nursing home administrator has failed to comply with Chapter 4751. of the Revised Code and the regulations adopted thereunder;

(6) Take such other actions as may be necessary to enable the state to meet the requirements set forth in the "Social Security Amendments of 1967," 81 Stat. 908 (1968), 42 U.S.C. 1396 g;

(7) Pay all license and registration fees collected under Chapter 4751. of the Revised Code into the board of executives of long-term services and supports fund created by section 4751.14 of the Revised Code to be used in administering and enforcing this chapter and the rules adopted under it;

(8) Administer, or contract with a government or private entity to administer, examinations for licensure as a nursing home administrator. If the board contracts with a government or private entity to administer the examinations, the contract may authorize the entity to collect and keep, as all or part of the entity's compensation under the contract, any fee an applicant for licensure pays to take an examination. The entity is not required to deposit the fee into the state treasury;

(9) Enter into a contract with the department of aging as required under section 4751.042 of the Revised Code;

(10) Create opportunities for the education, training, and credentialing of nursing home administrators and others in leadership positions who practice in long-term services and supports settings or who direct the practices of others in those settings. In carrying out this function, the board shall do the following:

(a) Identify core competencies and areas of knowledge that are appropriate for nursing home administrators and others working within the long-term services and supports settings system, with an emphasis on all of the following:

(i) Leadership;

(ii) Person-centered care;

(iii) Principles of management within both the business and regulatory environments;

(iv) An understanding of all post-acute settings, including transitions from acute settings and between post-acute settings.

(b) Assist in the development of a strong, competitive market in Ohio for training, continuing education, and degree programs in long-term services and supports settings administration.

(B) In the administration and enforcement of Chapter 4751. of the Revised Code, and the regulations adopted thereunder, the board is subject to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and sections 4743.01 and 4743.02 of the Revised Code except that a notice of appeal of an order of the board adopting, amending, or rescinding a rule or regulation does not operate as a stay of the effective date of such order as provided in section 119.11 of the Revised Code. The court, at its discretion, may grant a stay of any regulation in its application against the person filing the notice of appeal.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 09-14-2000