Issue Date: December 9, 2016
Volume 43 • Issue 25• Pages 1419—1420
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Subtitle 33 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
10.33.01 Nursing Home Administrators
Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§9–101, 9–205, 9–302, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .14 under COMAR 10.33.01 Nursing Home Administrators. This action was considered at a public meeting on October 12, 2016, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at http://dhmh.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:
(1) Clarify that a proposed preceptor for the AIT program must have been employed full-time as a nursing home administrator of record for a certain amount of time; and
(2) Authorize individuals to serve as a preceptor in an Administrator-in-Training (AIT) program provided the individual:
(a) Works on the same property as the nursing home where the AIT program will be conducted and meets the standard in COMAR 10.33.01.02B(7)(b);
(b) Is able to demonstrate to the Board the proposed preceptor’s active, direct, and material management and daily operations of the nursing home; and
(c) Has been actively licensed as a nursing home administrator for a minimum of 5 years immediately before the application to precept.
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 Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 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 January 9, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.14 Certification of Preceptor.
A. The Board shall issue a certificate of qualification to be a preceptor in the AIT program if the following conditions are met:
(1)—(4) (text unchanged)
(5) The proposed preceptor [has]:
(a) Has been employed full time as a nursing home administrator of record for a minimum of 2 of the past 3 years immediately before application to precept; or
(b) Meets the following qualifications:
(i) Works on the same property as the nursing home where the AIT program will be conducted and meets the standard in Regulation .02B(7)(b) of this chapter;
(ii) Is able to demonstrate to the Board the proposed preceptor’s active, direct, and material management and daily operations of the nursing home; and
(iii) Has been actively licensed as a nursing home administrator for a minimum of 5 years immediately before application to precept.
B.—C. (text unchanged)
VAN T. MITCHELL
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene