Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 393-3-.02 - Licensure Requirements for Nursing Home Administrators

A person who seeks licensure by examination as a nursing home administrator must show the following:

(a) Be at least 21 years of age;
(b) Be of reputable and responsible character;
(c) Be a citizen of the United States or have a registration card indicating valid residency and work status in the United States; all applicants must submit a secure and verifiable document, as defined in Code Section 50-36-2;
(d) Be qualified to work in a skilled nursing home as outlined in state rules as promulgated by the Georgia Department of Community Health, federal regulations as promulgated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Board rules. The following are the education requirements accepted by the Board:
1. A doctorate or master's degree in health administration, health services administration, health care administration, or nursing, or other related healthcare degrees, and a 500 hour Georgia AIT program; or
2. A baccalaureate degree in health administration, health services administration, health care administration, or nursing, or other healthcare related degree, and a 1000 hour Georgia AIT program, or
3. An associate degree in nursing or licensed practical nursing certification with four years of full-time work in any skilled nursing facility with the last two years being in management, and a 1500 hour Georgia AIT program; or
4. Six years of full-time work in any skilled nursing facility with the last three years being in management and no less than 48 semester units or 90 quarter units of college, plus a 2000 hour Georgia AIT program, or
5. Eight years full-time experience in a skilled nursing facility with the last five years being in management, a High School Diploma, and a 2000 hour Georgia AIT program.
(e) Management experience is defined as full-time employment as a department manager or licensed professional supervising a staff of two or more employees in a skilled nursing facility or skilled nursing hospital unit.
(f) Education is defined as one year of college with 45 quarter hours or 24 semester hours of course work at an educational institution accredited by a regional body recognized by the Council of Post-Secondary Accreditation (like SACS).
(g) If an applicant does not meet these requirements but does have a doctorate, masters or baccalaureate degree in a field outside of healthcare, the applicant would be required to complete a 2000 hour AIT program in Georgia to qualify for licensure.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 393-3-.02
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-25, 43-27-4, 43-27-5, 43-27-6, 50-36-1, 50-36-2.
Original Rule entitled "Application for Examination" adopted. F. Sept. 5, 1975; eff. Sept. 25, 1975. Amended: F. Jan. 17, 1979; eff. Feb. 6, 1979. Amended: F. Jan. 19, 1984; eff. Feb. 8, 1984. Amended: F. Dec. 18, 1986; eff. Jan. 7, 1987. Amended: F. Nov. 2, 1987; eff. Nov. 22, 1987. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Application Process" adopted. F. Feb. 12, 1991; eff. Mar. 4, 1991. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Pre-Examination Requirements" adopted. F. Feb. 26, 1993; eff. Mar. 18, 1993. Amended: F. Jan. 9, 1997; eff. Jan. 29, 1997. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Licensure Requirements" adopted. F. Dec. 11, 2007; eff. Dec. 31, 2007. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Dec. 11, 2008; eff. Dec. 31, 2008. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Aug. 7, 2009; eff. Aug. 27, 2009. Repealed: New Rule of the same title adopted. F. Dec. 16, 2010; eff. Jan. 5, 2011. Amended: F. Apr. 29, 2016; eff. May 19, 2016. Amended: New title "Licensure Requirements for Nursing Home Administrators." F. Mar. 5, 2021; eff. Mar. 25, 2021.

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