DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Division of Professional Regulation

5200 Board of Nursing Home Administrators

Statutory Authority: 24 Delaware Code, Section 5204(1) (24 Del.C. §5204(1)) 24 DE Admin. Code 5200

FINAL

ORDER

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators on May 9, 2006, the Board amended Regulation 7.0 Pre-Examination Requirements; Condition Precedent.

Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted

No period of public comment is required for non-substantive changes. 29 Del.C. §10113(b)(4). The text of the amended Regulation 7.0 is shown in its entirety in Exhibit A attached hereto.

Findings of Fact with Respect to the Evidence and Information Submitted

WHEREAS, the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators ("Board") has identified numbering and minor punctuation errors in its Regulation 7.0;

WHEREAS, the errors may create confusion;

WHEREAS, the Board wishes to fix the errors;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of these premises, and with the authority in 24 Del.C. §5204(1), the Board hereby adopts the proposed non-substantive changes to Regulation 7.0 as they appear in Exhibit A attached hereto.

Decision and Effective Date

The Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators hereby adopts the Rules and Regulations as proposed to be effective 10 days following final publication in the Register of Regulations.

Text and Citation

The text of the amended Rules and Regulations will appear in the Register of Regulations, Vol. 9, Issue 12, June 1, 2006.

SO ORDERED this 9th day of May, 2006

BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS

Alonzo Keiffer, President

Jerrold Spilecki, Vice President

Lillie Mae Johnson, Secretary

Linda Jones

Carolyn Cotter

William Daisey

5200 Board of Nursing Home Administrators

7.0 Pre-Examination Requirements; Conditions Precedent

7.1 The Board shall admit to examination for licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator, any candidate who meets the qualifications or demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Board that within 30 days after the examination he/she will meet the following standards:

7.1.1 Is at least 218 years of age.

7.1.2 Shall meet the requirements of 1 or 2 or 3 either 7.1.2.1, 7.1.2.2, or 7.1.2.3 asset forth below:

7.1.2.1 Possesses a baccalaureate or graduate degree in Health & Human Services, Hospital Administration or Business Administration, and,

7.1.2.1.1 has three months experience as a Nursing Home Administrator or

7.1.2.1.2 has successfully completed six months in a pre-approved Nursing Home Administrator-In-Training Program under Direct supervision of the applicant’s Preceptor(s) (this program will include all subjects as listed in Rule 10, Content of the Administrator-In-Training Program), or

7.1.2.21.3 has demonstrated administrative experience as the Board deems sufficient, or.

7.1.2.32 Possesses a baccalaureate or graduate degree in a specialty other than Health & Human Services, Hospital Administration or Business Administration and,

7.1.2.32.1 has six months experience as a Nursing Home Administrator, or

7.1.2.32.2 has successfully completed nine months in a pre-approved Nursing Home Administrator-In-Training Program under Direct supervision of the applicant’s Preceptor(s) (this program will include all subjects as listed in Rule 10, Content of the Administrator-In-Training Program), or

7.1.2.32.3 has demonstrated administrative experience as the Board deems sufficient, or.

7.1.2.4.3 Possesses an associate degree or a current Delaware license as a Registered Nurse, and,

7.1.2.43.1 has twelve months experience as a Nursing Home Administrator, or

7.1.2.4.3.2 has successfully completed twelve months in a pre-approved Nursing Home Administrator-In-Training Program under Direct supervision of the applicant’s Preceptor(s) (this program will include all subjects as listed in Rule 10.0, Content of the Administrator-In-Training Program), or

7.1.2.43.3 has demonstrated administrative experience as the Board deems sufficient to satisfy this requirement.

7.1.3 In addition to the degree requirements listed in Rule 7.0.:

7.1.3.1 has completed a course of study administered by an accredited educational institution, provided that both the course of study and the educational institution has been pre-approved by the Board as providing adequate academic preparation for nursing home administration, or

7.1.3.2 has demonstrated comprehensive experience and education which the Board deems sufficient to satisfy this requirement.

9 DE Reg. 1986 (06/01/06)(Final)