Health And Safety Code, Division 2. Licensing Provisions , Article 3. Licensing


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Health and Safety Code - HSC
DIVISION 2. LICENSING PROVISIONS [1200 - 1796.63]
  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )CHAPTER 2.35. Nursing Home Administrator Program [1416 - 1416.86]
  ( Chapter 2.35 added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. )
ARTICLE 3. Licensing [1416.20 - 1416.50]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. )
1416.20.
  (a)  The nursing home administrator licensing examination shall cover the broad aspects of nursing home administration.

(b)  Unless otherwise provided in this article, every applicant for an initial license as a nursing home administrator shall pass a nursing home administrator licensing examination, which shall consist of a state and national examination. The state examination shall be held at least four times a year, at a time and place determined by the program. The
national examination is computer-based and shall be scheduled by the applicant after the applicant is notified by the program of his or her eligibility to take the examination.

(c)  If an applicant for licensure under this article, submits an endorsement certificate from another state indicating that he or she scored at least 75 percent on the national examination, the applicant shall be required to take only the California state part of the licensing examination. If the applicant scored less than 75 percent on the national examination, he or she shall take both the state and national examination.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.22.
  (a) To qualify for the licensing examination, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age, be a citizen of the United States or a legal resident, be of reputable and responsible character, demonstrate an ability to comply with this chapter, and comply with at least one of the following requirements:

(1) Have a master?s degree in nursing home administration or a related health administration field. The master?s program in which the degree was obtained must have included an
internship or residency of at least 480 hours in a skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility.

(2) (A) With regard to applicants who have a current valid license as a nursing home administrator in another state and apply for licensure in this state, meet the minimum education requirements that existed in this state at the time the applicant was originally licensed in the other state.

(B) The minimum education requirements that have existed in California are as follows:

Prior to 7/1/73

None

From 7/1/73 to 6/30/74

30 semester units

From 7/1/74 to 6/30/75

45 semester units

From 7/1/75 to 6/30/80

60 semester units

From 7/1/80 to present

Baccalaureate
degree

(3) A doctorate degree in medicine, a current valid license as a physician and surgeon, and the completion of a program-approved AIT Program of at least 1,000 hours.

(4) A baccalaureate degree, and the completion of a program-approved AIT Program of at least 1,000 hours.

(5) Ten years of recent full-time work experience, and a current license, as a licensed registered nurse, and the completion of a program-approved AIT Program of at least 1,000 hours. At least the most recent five years of the 10 years of work experience shall be in a supervisory or director of nursing position.

(6) Ten years of full-time work experience in any department of a skilled nursing facility, an intermediate care
facility, or an intermediate care facility developmentally/disabled with at least 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) of college or university courses, and the completion of a program-approved AIT Program of at least 1,000 hours. At least the most recent five years of the 10 years of work experience shall be in a position as a department manager.

(7) Ten years of full-time hospital administration experience in an acute care hospital with at least 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) of college or university courses, and the completion of a program-approved AIT Program of at least 1,000 hours. At least the most recent five years of the 10 years of work experience shall be in a supervisory position.

(b) An applicant for the licensing examination may obtain from the department a waiver of the education requirements in subdivision (a) if they meet the requirements of Section
1416.23.

(c) If the applicant and the preceptor provide compelling evidence that previous work experience of the applicant directly relates to nursing home administrator duties, the program may accept a waiver exception to a portion of the AIT Program that requires 1,000 hours. An applicant seeking a waiver of the educational requirements pursuant to Section 1416.23 shall not be eligible for a waiver under this subdivision.

(d) The applicant shall submit an official transcript that evidences the completion of required college and university courses, degrees, or both. An applicant who applies for the licensing examination on the basis of work experience shall submit a declaration signed under penalty of perjury, verifying his or her work experience. This declaration shall be signed by a licensed nursing home administrator, physician and surgeon, chief of staff, director of nurses,
or registered nurse who can attest to the applicant?s work experience.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 397, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2009.)

1416.23.
  (a) Upon request of an applicant who is a member of a church or religious denomination, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, that owns and operates a faith-based skilled nursing facility in California, and whose teachings historically prohibit the acquisition of the formal education that would otherwise be required to qualify for the AIT Program and the licensing examination, that applicant may seek an educational waiver. That applicant shall be required to possess at least an
accredited high school diploma or proof of successfully passing a General Educational Development (GED) test of the American Council on Education or the California High School Proficiency Examination, as well as 10 years of full-time work experience in business, health, or rehabilitation fields, with at least five of the 10 years of work experience in business, health, or rehabilitation management or administration.

(b) The department may review the applicant?s church?s or religious denomination?s Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) application, including attachments, the Internal Revenue Service?s Letter of Determination of tax-exempt status to the church or religious denomination, and the church?s or religious denomination?s bylaws, constitution, or member orientation information to confirm an applicant?s eligibility for the educational waiver. The applicant?s church or religious denomination shall provide the foregoing information to the
department for its review and processing of the educational waiver application. The department shall accept notarized copies of these documents.

(c) If the educational requirements are waived, the applicant successfully completes the program-approved 1,000 hour AIT Program, and is successful in passing the national and state licensing examinations, the applicant may only serve as a nursing home administrator in a facility that is owned and operated by the applicant?s church or religious denomination.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 397, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2009.)

1416.24.
  (a)  An application for a nursing home administrator license shall be submitted to the program on a form provided by the program, with the appropriate nonrefundable fee for any required examination, the application, and licensure. The application shall contain information the program deems necessary to determine the applicant?s qualifications and a statement whether the individual has been convicted of any crime other than a minor traffic violation. Each applicant shall meet the current requirements for any required examination and
licensure. Applicants for licensure shall submit evidence of electronic transmission of fingerprints or fingerprint cards to the program.

(b)  A completed application package, together with the examination application, and licensure fees must be received by the program at least 30 days prior to the examination date.

(c)  (1)  The withdrawal of an application for a license after it has been filed with the department shall not, unless the department consents in writing to the withdrawal, deprive the department of its authority to institute or continue a proceeding against the applicant for the denial of the license upon any ground provided by law or to enter an order denying the license upon that ground.

(2)  The suspension, expiration, or forfeiture by operation of law of a license issued by
the department, the suspension, forfeiture, or cancellation by order of the department or a court of law of a license, or the surrender without the written consent of the department of a license, shall not deprive the department of its authority to institute or continue a disciplinary proceeding against the licensee upon any ground provided by law or to enter an order suspending or revoking the license or otherwise taking disciplinary action against the licensee on any grounds.

(d)  An application that is submitted to the program is valid for only one year after the date of receipt. An applicant who fails to meet all requirements for licensure, including successfully passing the national and state examinations during that one-year period, shall be required to submit another application and appropriate application and examination fees to the program before attempting further examinations.

(e)
 The program may extend the one-year period described in subdivision (d) upon a showing of good cause. For purposes of this subdivision, good causes shall include, but shall not be limited to, delays in the processing of the application, or delays in applying for and taking the examination caused by illness, accident, or other extenuating circumstances.

(f)  An applicant shall submit documentation and evidence to the program of his or her eligibility for licensure.

(g)  At the time of the examination, the applicant shall read and sign the Examination Security Agreement and comply with its terms.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.26.
  (a) As part of the application process for a nursing home administrator license, an applicant shall electronically submit fingerprint images and related information, for a criminal offender record information search, to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, through the Department of Justice. The applicant shall provide proof of electronic transmission of his or her fingerprint images and related information to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon receipt of the fingerprint
images and related information, the Department of Justice shall notify the department with a state or federal level criminal offender record information search response. If no state or federal level criminal record information has been recorded, the Department of Justice shall provide the department with a statement of that fact.

(b) This criminal record clearance shall be completed prior to issuing a license. Applicants shall be responsible for any costs associated with the criminal record clearance. The fee to cover the processing costs of the Department of Justice, not including the costs associated with capturing or transmitting the fingerprint images and related information, shall not exceed thirty-two dollars ($32) for a state level criminal offender record information search, and shall not exceed twenty-four dollars ($24) for a federal level criminal offender record information search.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 902, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2007.)

1416.28.
  (a)  Notwithstanding any other law, the program shall at the time of application, issuance, or renewal of a nursing home administrator license require that the applicant or licensee provide his or her federal employer identification number or his or her social security number.

(b)  Any applicant or licensee failing to provide his or her federal identification number or social security number shall be reported by the program to the Franchise Tax Board and, if failing to provide
after notification pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 19528 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, shall be subject to the penalty provided in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 19528 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(c)  In addition to the penalty specified in subdivision (b), the program may not process any application, original license, or renewal of a license unless the applicant or licensee provides his or her federal employer identification number or social security number where requested on the application.

(d)  The program shall, upon request of the Franchise Tax Board, furnish to the Franchise Tax Board the following information with respect to every licensee:

(1)  Name.

(2)  Address or addresses of record.

(3)  Federal employer identification number or social security number.

(4)  Type of license.

(5)  Effective date of license or renewal.

(6)  Expiration date of license.

(7)  Whether license is active or inactive, if known.

(8)  Whether license is new or a renewal.

(e)  The reports required under this section shall be filed on magnetic media or in other machine-readable form, according to standards furnished by the Franchise Tax Board.

(f)  The program shall provide to the Franchise Tax Board
the information required by this section at a time that the Franchise Tax Board may require.

(g)  Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, the social security number and federal employer identification number furnished pursuant to this section shall not be deemed to be a public record and shall not be open to the public for inspection.

(h)  Any deputy, agent, clerk, officer, or employee of the program described in this chapter, any former officer or employee, or other individual who in the course of his or her employment or duty has or has had access to the information required to be furnished under this chapter, may not disclose or make known in any manner that information, except as provided in this section to the Franchise Tax Board or as provided in subdivision (j).

(i)  It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to utilize the social security account number or federal employer identification number for the purpose of establishing the identification of persons affected by state tax laws and for purposes of compliance with Section 17520 of the Family Code and, to that end, the information furnished pursuant to this section shall be used exclusively for those purposes.

(j)  If the program utilizes a national examination to issue a license, and if a reciprocity agreement or comity exists between California and the state requesting release of the social security number, any deputy, agent, clerk, officer, or employee of the program described in this chapter may release a social security number to an examination or licensing entity, only for the purpose of verification of licensure or examination status.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.30.
  (a)  The program shall require compliance with any judgment or order for support prior to issuance or renewal of a license.

(b)  Each applicant for the issuance or renewal of a nursing home administrator license, who is not in compliance with a judgment or order for support shall be subject to Section 11350.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(c)  ?Compliance with a judgment or order of support? has the same
meaning as specified in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 11350.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.32.
  (a)  Prior to admission to the licensing examination, the applicant shall read and sign an examination security agreement and comply with its terms.

(b)  The program may deny, suspend, revoke, or otherwise restrict the license of an applicant or a licensee for any of the following acts:

(1)  Having or attempting to have an impersonator take the examination on one?s behalf.

(2)  Impersonating or attempting to impersonate another to take the examination on that person?s behalf.

(3)  Communicating or attempting to communicate about the examination content with another examinee or with any person other than the examination staff. This includes divulging the content of specific written examination items to examination preparation providers.

(4)  Copying questions or making notes of examination materials or revealing the content of the examination to others who are preparing to take the NHAP examination or who are preparing others to take such examination.

(5)  Obstructing or attempting to obstruct the administration of the examination in any way.

(c)  It is a
misdemeanor for any person to engage in any conduct that subverts or attempts to subvert any licensing examination or the administration of an examination, including, but not limited to, the following conduct:

(1)  Conduct that violates the security of the examination materials, removing from the examination room any examination materials without authorization, the unauthorized reproduction by any means of any portion of the actual licensing examination, aiding by any means the unauthorized reproduction of any portion of the actual licensing examination, paying or using professional or paid examination-takers for the purpose of reconstructing any portion of the licensing examination, obtaining examination questions or other examination material, except by specific authorization either before, during, or after an examination, using or purporting to use any examination questions or materials that were improperly removed or taken from any
examination for the purpose of instructing or preparing any applicant for examination, or selling, distributing, buying, receiving, or having unauthorized possession of any portion of a future, current, or previously administered licensing examination.

(2)  Communicating with any other candidate during the administration of a licensing examination, copying answers from another examinee or permitting one?s answers to be copied by another examinee, having in one?s possession during the administration of the licensing examination any books, equipment, notes, written or printed materials, or data of any kind, other than the examination materials distributed, or otherwise authorized to be in one?s possession during the examination, or impersonating any examinee or having an impersonator take the licensing examination on one?s behalf.

(d)  Nothing in this section shall preclude
prosecution under the authority provided for in any other provision of law.

(e)  In addition to any other penalties, a person found guilty of violating this section, shall be liable for the actual damages sustained by the agency administering the examination not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and the costs of litigation.

(f)  The proceedings under this section shall be governed by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 525) of Title 7 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

(g)  The remedy provided for by this section shall be in addition to, and not a limitation on, the authority provided for in any other provision of law.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.34.
  (a)  (1)  In order to have a passing score on either the national or state examination, an examinee shall earn a score of at least 75 percent.

(2)  An applicant who fails to pass either the national or state examination shall retake the entire national or state examination.

(3)  An applicant who fails to pass either the state or national examination after three attempts shall receive
additional training as outlined by the program from a program-approved preceptor, prior to participating in another examination.

(b)  The examination shall be administered and evaluated by either of the following:

(1)  The department.

(2)  A contractor or vendor pursuant to a written agreement with the program or department.

(c)  The results of the examination shall be provided to each applicant in a timely manner, not to exceed 90 days from the date of the examination.

(d)  The program shall issue a license to an applicant who successfully passes the required examination and has satisfied all other requirements for licensure.

(e)
 A license shall be effective for a period of two years from the date of issuance.

(f)  The program shall issue a provisional license to candidates who meet the provisional licensure requirements established by this chapter.

(g)  The program shall replace a lost, damaged, or destroyed license certificate upon receipt of a written request from a licensee and payment of the duplicate license fee. A licensee shall complete a request for a duplicate license on the required program form, and then submit it to the program.

(h)  A licensee shall inform the program of the licensee?s current home address, mailing address, and if employed by a nursing facility, the name and address of that employer. A licensee shall report a change in any of this information to the program within 30 calendar days.
Failure of the licensee to provide timely notice to the program may result in a citation penalty. A licensee shall provide to the program an address to be included in the public files.

(i)  A licensee shall display his or her license and show to anyone upon request in order to inform patients or the public as to the identity of the regulatory agency that they may contact if they have questions or complaints regarding the licensee.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.36.
  (a) The fees prescribed by this chapter are as follows:

(1) The application fee for reviewing an applicant?s eligibility to take the examination shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).

(2) The application fee for persons applying for reciprocity consideration licensure under
Section 1416.40 shall be fifty dollars ($50).

(3) The application fee for persons applying for the AIT Program shall be one hundred dollars ($100).

(4) The examination fees shall be:

(A) Two hundred seventy-five dollars ($275) for an automated national examination.

(B) Two hundred ten dollars ($210) for an automated state examination or one hundred forty dollars ($140) for a written state examination.

(5) The fee for an initial license shall be one hundred ninety dollars ($190).

(6) The renewal fee for an active or inactive license shall be one hundred ninety dollars ($190).

(7) The delinquency fee shall be fifty dollars ($50).

(8) The duplicate license fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).

(9) The fee for a provisional license shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(10) The fee for endorsement of credentials to the licensing authority of another state shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).

(11) The preceptor certification fee shall be fifty dollars ($50) for each three-year period.

(12) The biennial fee for approval of a continuing education provider shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150).

(13) The biennial fee for approval of a continuing education course shall be not more
than fifteen dollars ($15).

(b)  (1) If the revenue projected to be collected is less than the projected costs for the budget year, the department may propose that fees be adjusted to an amount sufficient to cover the reasonable regulatory costs to the department. Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, commencing February 1, 2013, and every February 1 thereafter, the department shall publish a list of proposed adjustments to fees pursuant to this section. The department shall make this list available to the public by submitting it to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature and by posting it on the department?s Internet Web site.

(2) The list described in paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(c) (1) The department shall, within 30 days of the enactment of the annual Budget Act each year, publish a list of actual numerical fee charges as adjusted pursuant to this section. The final fee list, with an explanation of any adjustment, shall be published by both of the following means:

(A) On the department?s Internet Web site.

(B) In the initial licensing application package, by including a reference to the link to the department?s Internet Web site address as described in subparagraph (A).

(2) (A) This adjustment of fees and the publication of the fee list shall not be subject to the requirements of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

(d) (1) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, by February 1 of each year, the department shall prepare a report containing the following information, and shall make this report available to the public by submitting it to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature and by posting it on the department?s Internet Web site, as required by Section 1266:

(A) Estimates of costs to implement activities required by this chapter and estimated fee revenue.

(B) Recommended adjustments to fees based on projected workload and costs.

(C) An analysis containing the following information for the current fiscal year and each of the previous four fiscal years:

(i) The number of persons applying for a nursing home
administrator?s license, the number of nursing home administrator licenses approved or denied, and the number of nursing home administrator licenses renewed.

(ii) The number of applicants taking the nursing home administrator exam and the number of applicants who pass or fail the exam.

(iii) The number of persons applying for, accepted into, and completing the AIT Program.

(iv) The number, source, and disposition of complaints made against persons in the AIT Program and licensed nursing home administrators, including the length of time between receipt of the complaint and completion of the investigation.

(v) The number and type of final administrative, remedial, or disciplinary actions taken against licensed nursing home administrators.

(vi) A listing of the names and nature of violations for individual licensed nursing home administrators, including final administrative, remedial, or disciplinary actions taken.

(vii) The number of appeals, informal conferences, or hearings filed by nursing home administrators or held, the length of time between the request being filed and the final determination of the appeal, and the number of administrative, remedial, or disciplinary actions taken.

(2) The report required to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 672, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2013.)

1416.38.
  Within 10 days after the beginning of every month, all fees collected by the program for the month preceding, under this chapter, shall be paid into the State Department of Public Health Licensing and Certification Program Fund established by Section 1266.9, to defray the expenses of the program and in carrying out and enforcing the provisions of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 672, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2013.)

1416.40.
  (a)  For purposes of this chapter, ?reciprocity applicant? means any applicant who holds a current license as a nursing home administrator in another state has been licensed and in good standing, has passed the national examination, and the applicant is otherwise qualified.

(b)  An applicant who holds a current valid license as a nursing home administrator in another state may be issued a one-year provisional license as a reciprocity applicant pursuant to this section. The
provisional license authorizes the holder to work in this state at a licensed nursing facility during the one-year licensure period.

(c)  The applicant shall obtain an application form from the program, complete the form accurately, and, under penalty of perjury, certify the experience, education, and criminal record history information supplied in the application. The applicant shall submit the application to the program, along with any supporting documents to substantiate the application and the applicable provisional, examination, and licensure fees.

(d)  The provisional license may be granted to a reciprocity applicant who complies with all of the following informational requirements:

(1)  Provides a statement of health consistent with an ability to perform the duties of a nursing home administrator.

(2)  Discloses the fact of and the circumstances surrounding any of the following:

(A)  Conviction of any criminal law violation of any country, state, or municipality, except minor traffic violations. The applicant shall submit appropriate criminal record information for purposes of this subparagraph.

(B)  Any discipline affecting nursing home administrator licensure in any state.

(C)  Any pending investigations or disciplinary actions concerning, or surrender of, nursing home administrator licensure in any state. The applicant shall submit an endorsement certificate to verify state licensure and substantiate if he or she has no pending investigation, disciplinary action, or surrender under this subparagraph.

(3)  Submits official transcripts as evidence of completed college or university courses and degrees.

(4)  Provides satisfactory evidence of current or recent employment experience within the last five years as a licensed nursing home administrator.

(5)  Submits proof that the applicant is at least 18 years of age.

(e)  The reciprocity applicant who holds a provisional license as authorized by this section shall be required to pass the state examination. If the provisional licensee, fails to pass the state examination within the one-year provisional licensure period, the provisional license shall expire and no further reciprocity accommodations shall be allowed. The provisional license may not be renewed or extended. At the expiration of the provisional
license the applicant may seek licensure in this state through standard procedures.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.42.
  (a)  Except for provisional licenses issued pursuant to Section 1416.40, each license issued pursuant to this chapter shall expire 24 months from the date of issuance.

(b)  To renew an unexpired license the licensee shall, at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the license, submit an application for renewal on a form provided by the program, accompanied by the renewal fee. An applicant may request either an active license or an inactive license. If an applicant requests
an active license, he or she shall submit proof of completion of the required hours of program-approved continuing education.

(c)  A delinquency fee is payable for license renewals not received by the program one day after the license expires.

(d)  A license which has expired may be reinstated within three years following the date of expiration. The licensee shall apply for reinstatement on a form provided by the program and submit the completed form together with the current fee for license renewal. If the licensee requests an active license, he or she shall furnish proof of completion of the required hours of continuing education. The reinstatement shall be effective on the date that the completed application, including required fees, is submitted and approved.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.44.
  (a)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a licensee who permitted his or her license to expire while serving in any branch of the armed services of the United States during a period of war, as defined in subdivision (e), may, upon application, reinstate his or her license without examination or penalty if the following conditions are met:

(1)  His or her license was valid at the time he or she entered the armed services.

(2)
 The application for reinstatement is made while serving in the armed services, not later than one year from the date of discharge from active service or return to inactive military status, or within three years following the license date of expiration whichever is the most recent time period.

(3)  The application for reinstatement is accompanied by an affidavit showing the date of entrance into the service, whether still in the service or date of discharge, and the renewal fee for the current renewal period in which the application is filed is paid.

(4)  The application for reinstatement indicates no criminal convictions while absent from the profession.

(b)  If application for reinstatement is filed more than one year after discharge or return to inactive status, the applicant, in the
discretion of the licensing program, may be required to pass an examination and pay additional fees.

(c)  Unless otherwise specifically provided by law, any licensee who, either part time or full time, practices in this state the nursing home administrator profession shall be required to maintain his or her license in good standing even though he or she is in military service.

(d)  For the purposes in this section, time spent by a licensee in receiving treatment or hospitalization in any veterans? facility during which he or she is prevented from practicing his or her profession or vocation shall be excluded in determining the periods specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a).

(e)  As used in this section, ?war? means any of the following circumstances:

(1)
 Whenever Congress has declared war and peace has not formally been restored.

(2)  Whenever the United States is engaged in active military operations against any foreign power, whether or not war has been formally declared.

(3)  Whenever the United States is assisting the United Nations, in actions involving the use of armed force, to restore international peace and security.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.45.
  A licensee may not engage in licensed activity while his or her license is suspended or revoked, or after it has expired.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.46.
  (a)  A revoked license may not be renewed.

(b)  A licensee whose license has been revoked may petition the program for reinstatement after a period of not less than one year has elapsed from the effective date of the decision or from the date of the denial of a similar petition. The petitioner shall be afforded an opportunity to present either oral or written argument before the program. The program shall decide the petition and the decision shall include the reasons therefor,
and any terms and conditions that the program reasonably deems appropriate to impose as a condition of reinstatement.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.48.
  A licensee who does not intend to engage in activity requiring nursing home administrator licensure may file a request to place his or her license in inactive status. An inactive license is subject to all requirements for renewal, including payment of fees, but completion of continuing education is not required to renew an inactive license. However, proof of completion of 40 continuing education credits during the last two years shall be submitted together with an application for reinstatement of an active license.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1416.50.
  (a)  For purposes of this chapter, ?continuing education? means any course of study offered by an educational institution, association, professional society, or organization for the purpose of providing continuing education for nursing home administrators.

(b)  This section shall govern the continuing education requirements needed by a nursing home administrator to renew his or her nursing home administrator license.

(c)
 In order to renew a license, the applicant shall provide evidence satisfactory to the program that he or she has completed 40 hours of program-approved continuing education courses, of which at least 10 total hours shall be specifically in the area of aging or patient care.

(d)  The continuing education courses to be approved for credit toward the continuing education requirements may include the following subject areas offered by accredited colleges, universities, community colleges, or a training entity approved by the department.

(1)  Resident care.

(2)  Personnel management.

(3)  Financial management.

(4)  Environmental management.

(5)  Regulatory management.

(6)  Organizational management.

(7)  Patient care and aging.

(e)  No continuing education credit shall be allowed for courses failed according to the institution?s grading determination.

(f)  If the program finds that programs of training and instruction conducted within the state are not sufficient in number or content to enable nursing home administrators to meet requirements established by law and this chapter, the program may approve courses conducted within and without this state as sufficient to meet educational requirements established by law and this chapter. For the purposes of this subdivision, the program shall have the authority to receive funds in
a manner consistent with the requirements of the federal government.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

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