A. Before relicensure, an individual shall submit satisfactory evidence of having completed a minimum of 40 hours, unless otherwise specified by State or federal law, of continuing education, approved by the Board, within the 2-year period before the relicensure date. The approval of the continuing education shall be at the discretion of the Board.
B. The Board shall audit a percentage of nursing home administrators, to be determined by the Board, for each reporting period.
C. On request by the Board, a nursing home administrator shall provide full documentation of the credit hours completed in accordance with the requirements of this regulation.
D. All continuing education shall be completed in courses approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), except as provided in subsections E, F and G of this regulation.
E. The Board shall award 10 clock hours of continuing education for each completed accredited college credit that falls within the core of knowledge outlined in Regulation .09 of this chapter.
F. The Board shall award 1 hour of continuing education for each month a preceptor serves as an instructor in an AIT program, up to a maximum of 12 credit hours per renewal cycle.
G. A licensee suspended for disciplinary reasons is not exempt from the continuing education requirement in section A of this regulation.
All Nursing Home Administrators must take continuing education programs approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). The Maryland Board accepts all programs approved by NAB, and the program's certificate of attendance must contain the NAB approval number. The Board will no longer accept programs approved by another state's Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. Effective March 19, 2012, no continuing education hours can be carried over from the previous renewal period.
It is the licensee's responsibility to make sure that all continuing education programs completed for license renewal are NAB approved. The Board suggests that you confirm with sponsors that programs you are interested in attending have been approved by NAB. If you have any doubts about the approval status of the programs, please contact NAB at (202) 712-9040, or visit their website at www.nabweb.org.
|For online or classroom courses approved through the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), please visit www.nabweb.org.