Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 393-9-.03 - Military Spouses and Veterans Licensure by Reciprocity

(1) Definitions. As used in this Rule:
(a) "AIT" means "administrator in training" as used in Chapter 393-4 of the Board Rules.
(b) "Long-Term Care Facility Administrator" means a person licensed to practice as a nursing home administrator, personal care home administrator, or assisted living community administrator under the provisions of O.C.G.A. Chapter 27 of Title 43.
(c) "Military" means the United States armed forces, including the National Guard.
(d) "Military spouse" means the spouse of a service member or transitioning service member.
(e) "Service member" means an active or reserve member of the United States armed forces, including the National Guard.
(f) "Transitioning service member" means a member of the military on active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.
(2) Licensure by reciprocity. A service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse may qualify for a license by reciprocity where the applicant:
(a) holds a license in good standing from another state for which the training, experience, and testing substantially meet or exceed the requirements to obtain a license as a Long-Term Care Facility Administrator in Georgia; and
(b) has submitted to the Board a verification of licensure from the appropriate licensing agency of another state showing that the applicant's active license is in good standing in that state; and
(c) has submitted documentation satisfactory to the Board which verifies the applicant's status as a service member, transition service member, or military spouse as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-1-34; and
(d) has submitted a completed application for licensure by reciprocity on a form approved by the Board, has paid the required fee, and has requested licensure by reciprocity.
(3) AIT training and experience. In connection with an application for licensure, an applicant who is a service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse may submit documentation reflecting the applicant's training and experience obtained while the applicant, or the applicant's spouse, was in the military as provided by O.C.G.A. § 43-1-34. To satisfy the requirements for licensure in Georgia, such military training and experience shall:
(a) substantially meet or exceed the training and experience requirements for licensure as provided in the Board's rules and statute; and
(b) have been obtained in an appropriately certified, registered, or licensed nursing home facility under the supervision of a licensed nursing home administrator; and
(c) be documented to the satisfaction of the Board for the purposes of licensure.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 393-9-.03
O.C.G.A. §§ 43-1-34, 43-27-1, 43-27-5, 43-27-6, 43-27-7.
Original Rule entitled "Military Spouses and Veterans Licensure by Reciprocity" adopted. F. May 31, 2017; eff. June 20, 2017. Amended: F. Mar. 5, 2021; eff. Mar. 25, 2021.

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