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    Maryland Register

    Issue Date:  February 1, 2019

    Volume 46 • Issue 3 • Page 135

    Title 10 


    10.33.01 Nursing Home Administrators

    Authority: General Provisions Article, §4-333; Health Occupations Article, §§1-212, 1-606, and 9-101—9-502; State Government Article, §10-226; Annotated Code of Maryland

    Notice of Proposed Action


    The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulations .13 and .16 under COMAR 10.33.01 Nursing Home Administrators. This action was considered by the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators at public meetings held on September 12, 2018, and November 14, 2018, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at https://health.maryland.gov/bonha/Pages/Index.aspx pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3–302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    Statement of Purpose

    The purpose of this action is to require that a preceptor, who is the administrator of record of the facility in which training is to take place, have a minimum of 30 days in that facility as its administrator. Additionally, a clarification is being made regarding complaints and the authority of the disciplinary subcommittee.

    Comparison to Federal Standards

    There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

    Estimate of Economic Impact

    The proposed action has no economic impact.

    Economic Impact on Small Businesses

    The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

    Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

    The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

    Opportunity for Public Comment

    Comments may be sent to Jake Whitaker, Acting Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to mdh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through March 4, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

    .13 Administrator-in-Training.

    A.—E. (text unchanged)

    F. Application Requirements.

    (1)—(7) (text unchanged)

    (8) The preceptor may or may not be the administrator of record of the facility in which the training is to take place, but the preceptor may not be the administrator of record of a facility other than the one designated for training.  If the preceptor is the administrator of record of the facility where the training is to take place, the preceptor shall have had a minimum of 30 days of oversight in the facility in which the training is to take place immediately prior to beginning the AIT program.

    (9)—(11) (text unchanged)

    G.—L. (text unchanged)

    .16 Complaints and Hearing Procedures.

    A.—D. (text unchanged)

    E. Prosecution of [Complaint] Complaints.

    (1) For each complaint, after reviewing the complaint, [and] any investigative material, [the Board, through its] and the disciplinary [subcommittee] subcommittee’srecommendationthe Board shall:

    (a)—(c) (text unchanged)

    (2)—(3) (text unchanged)

    Secretary of Health