Issue Date: February 1, 2019
Volume 46 • Issue 3 • Page 135
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Subtitle 33 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
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 email@example.com, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through March 4, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
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’srecommendation, the Board shall:
(a)—(c) (text unchanged)
(2)—(3) (text unchanged)
ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health