individual who holds a valid current license as a nursing home administrator
issued by the Board under this Chapter shall immediately upon issuance have the
right and privilege of acting and serving as a nursing home administrator and
of using the abbreviation "N.H.A." after their name. Thereafter, such
individual shall annually be required to make application to the Board for a
renewal of license, and to report any facts requested by the Board on forms
provided for such purposes. All license renewals will be issued and are due on
the last day of the month in which the license expires, and all requirements
must be met by that date.
making an application for a renewal of license, the individual shall pay an
annual fee as determined by the Board, and at the same time shall submit
evidence satisfactory to the Board that during the year immediately preceding
application for renewal, he or she has complied with the requirements of the
Board concerning the continuing education of nursing home administrators as
provided in Rule
paragraph (1) of these Rules and Regulations. The required continuing education
hours must be completed by the renewal date of the license. It is the
responsibility of the licensee to keep a current physical address and email
address with the Board.
receipt of the application for renewal of license, the renewal fee, and the
evidence required with respect to continuing education, the Board shall issue a
letter and renewal card to the nursing home administrator.
(4) Failure to secure an annual renewal of a
license based on a failure to meet the continuing education requirements, shall
result in the expiration of the license. All persons holding an expired license
and wishing to reactive the license shall be required to submit a new
application , have 24 hours of current (no more than one year old at the time
of reactivation) continuing education credit approved b the Board prior to the
reactivation of the license and pass a written state examination for
(5) A licensee who
complies with the continuing education requirements but who does not renew
within 90 days following its due date shall be deemed delinquent and may renew
within the 90 day period by paying a late renewal fee established by the Board.
A license that is not renewed within the 90 day period shall be deemed expired,
and is subject to reapplication as provided in Rule No. , paragraph (4) of
these rules and regulations.
licensee who holds a current license and who is not practicing as a nursing
home administrator may place that license into an "inactive status" upon
written application to the Board. Any licensee whose license has been placed on
inactive status may not engage in the practice of nursing home administration.
A licensee whose license is on an inactive status who wishes to "reactivate"
that license may do so by making application to the Board. The applicant shall
attach proof of having completed 24 hours of approved continuing education
credits within one year of making application for license reactivation, and
shall pay a reactivation fee established by the Board. A licensee may not have
his/her license in inactive status for more than five years. After five years
in inactive status, the license automatically becomes expired.
(7) Only an individual who has qualified as a
licensed and registered nursing home administrator who holds a current license
shall have the right and privilege of using the title "Nursing Home
Administrator," and have the right and privilege of using the abbreviation
"NHA" after their name. No other person shall use or shall be designated by
such title or such abbreviation or any other words, letters, signs, cards, or
device tending to or intended to indicate that such person is a licensed
nursing home administrator.
Board shall maintain a file of all applications for licensure that includes the
following information on each applicant: residence, name, age, the name and
address of his/her employer or business connection, the date of application,
educational and experience qualifications, action taken by the Board, serial
numbers of licenses issued to the applicant and the date on which the Board
acted on or reviewed the application.
(9) The Board shall maintain a list of
current licensees of the Board, and shall furnish the list on demand to any
person who pays a fee established by the Board.
Ala. Admin. Code r.
January 8, 1982; Filed
September 30, 1982. Amended: Filed July 30, 1993; effective August 24, 1993.
Amended: Filed May 18, 1998; effective June 22, 1998. Amended: Filed September
11, 2003; effective October 16, 2003.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 09, June 30, 2016,
Author: Linda U. Jordan, Chairman
Code of Ala.
1975, § 34-20 -13.