Haw. Code R. § 16-90-7.15 - Qualifications as to fitness and suitability for admission to examination

Current through February, 2022

(a) In addition to meeting the requirements in sections 16-90-7.5 and 16-90-7.10, and prior to being permitted to take the examination for licensure as a nursing home administrator, a person shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the board of being:
(1) Over twenty-one years of age;
(2) Of good moral character;
(3) Able to understand and communicate general and technical information necessary to the administration and operation of a nursing home;
(4) Able to assume responsibilities for the administration of a nursing home as indicated by prior accredited activities, evaluation of prior services, and evidence obtained by the board;
(5) Able to relate the physical, psychological, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of ill or aged individuals to the administration of a nursing home, including executives of the nursing home, and to create the compassionate climate necessary to meet the needs of the nursing home's patients.
(b) The following shall be considered for the purpose of determining the person's qualifications under subsection (a)(3), (4), and (5):
(1) For persons currently in the field, a statement of work performance covering at least the calendar year preceding the date of application. The statement shall be on forms provided by the board and shall be from the person's employer or employers, including governing boards of the institutions. In the absence of an employer or governing board, the statement shall be obtained from the nursing home licensing agency; or
(2) For persons not currently in the field, a statement or statements on forms provided by the board:
(A) Of work performance from prior or present employers; or
(B) Evaluating the person's performance as an administrator-in-training;

to assess whether the person has the essential knowledge and training required of a nursing home administrator.

(c) The requirements of fitness and suitability set forth in this section are to be considered minimum requirements and shall not be waived.
(d) A person applying for examination who has been convicted of a felony in any court of this State, any other state, or any court of the United States, shall not be admitted to take the examination provided for in this chapter unless the person shall first submit to and file with the board:
(1) A certificate of good conduct granted by the board of parole; or
(2) An equivalent statement or document, in the case of a conviction in any jurisdiction which does not provide for the issuance of a certificate of good conduct.
(e) A person applying for examination who has been convicted of a misdemeanor (excepting minor traffic violations) shall not be admitted to or permitted to take the examination provided for in this chapter unless the person shall first submit to and file with the board:
(1) A certificate or letter of good conduct from the proper parole, probation, court or police authorities, wherein the conviction occurred; or
(2) An equivalent written statement or document.
(f) The board may designate a time and place at which the person applying for examination may be interviewed as to the person's fitness and suitability.

Notes

Haw. Code R. § 16-90-7.15
[Eff and comp 4/4/88] (Auth: HRS § 457B-6) (Imp: HRS § 457B-6)

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