A nursing home administrator must have 20 hours of continuing education with five hours in patient care. A community residential care facility administrator must have 18 hours of continuing education. When an administrator serves both types of facilities, 29 hours of continuing education is required; five hours of the 29 must be devoted to community residential care.
In order to reactivate an inactive license, an applicant must submit an application on a form approved by the board, along with the required fee, and proof of the annual continuing educational requirements for each year that the license was inactive. In order to reactivate a retired license, an applicant for reactivation must submit an application on a form approved by the board, along with the required fee, and proof of six (6) hours of continuing education during the previous twelve (12) months. The applicant must provide proof of an additional fourteen (14) hours of continuing education within 90 days of the license being reactivated or the license will automatically be replaced in the retired status and the licensee must immediately cease and desist any work in a nursing home or community residential care facility in the State.
Reinstatement of Lapsed License
A. An administrator previously duly licensed in this State whose license shall not have been revoked or suspended but whose license has lapsed for failure to renew on or before the expiration date of his license may seek to reinstate the license within a one year period after the expiration date by submitting an application with the annual renewal fee and a penalty fee as listed on Attachment A for reinstating the lapsed license, provided that the continuing education requirements in 93-50(G) are met.
B. If the lapsed license period is more than one year, the individual shall meet the requirements in 93-70.