Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-38-2 - Educational requirements for licensure

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(1) Each individual seeking initial licensure as an adult care home administrator shall meet the following requirements:
(A) Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university; and
(B) successfully complete a long-term care administration practicum that is conducted by an accredited college or university or an equivalent educational training practicum.
(2) Successful completion of a long-term care administration practicum that is conducted by an accredited college or university and terminates with a baccalaureate degree or postbaccalaureate degree shall satisfy the requirements of paragraphs (a)(1)(A) and (B).
(b) Before participating in a practicum, each individual seeking initial licensure shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Be at least 18 years of age; and
(2) request that the college, university, or provider of the equivalent educational training practicum submit the practicum curriculum and preceptor qualifications for the board's approval.
(c) Each practicum shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Consist cumulatively of at least 480 hours and be completed in not more than three practice settings;
(2) incorporate the core of knowledge, as defined in K.A.R. 26-38-1, or the domains of practice, as defined in K.A.R. 26-38-1;
(3) provide the training in either a licensed adult care home or long-term care unit of a licensed hospital, or both, but excluding assisted-living and residential health care facilities;
(4) pair each trainee with a preceptor in the adult care home or in the hospital long-term care unit;
(5) use each trainee's preceptor to provide additional training and supervision during the practicum; and
(6) ensure that the preceptor meets the following requirements:
(A) Is responsible for the training, knowledge, and professional activities within the facility and for the development and refinement of the trainee as a prospective adult care home administrator;
(B) does not supervise more than two trainees at a time;
(C) is a full-time administrator of record or a licensed administrator who directly supervises the administrator of record; and
(D) maintains direct supervision of the trainee in the facility in which the training is to be provided.
(d) Any trainee may substitute a portion of the 480 practicum hours as follows:
(1) Completion of an adult care home operator course shall count for 20 hours.
(2) Each year of work experience, not to exceed six years, shall count for 40 hours if the experience meets either of the following conditions:
(A) The experience was obtained as an administrator of a Kansas-licensed hospital who also served as the administrator of the hospital's long-term care unit.
(B) The experience was obtained as an adult care home administrator while licensed in another state.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-38-2
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-3503 and 65-3504; adopted by Kansas Register Volume 39, No. 38; effective 10/2/2020.

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