Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1020-01-.01 - DEFINITIONS

(1) Administrator (Nursing Home Administrator). Any individual responsible for planning, organizing, directing or controlling the operation of a nursing home, or who in fact performs such functions, whether or not such functions are shared by one or more other people.
(2) Administrator Review 107(e). The process provided for by T.C.A. § 63-16-107(e) for review of fitness as a prerequisite to licensure renewal.
(3) Affirmative Finding. The term used to describe the finding contemplated by T.C.A. § 63-16-107(e) that an administrator under review pursuant to that statute can be expected to satisfactorily discharge the duties of an administrator in the future, in a manner which assures an adequate level of care for nursing home residents.
(4) A.I.T. (Administrator-In-Training). A person participating in an administrator-in-training program.
(5) Assistant Administrator. The person directly responsible to the administrator of a facility with the same responsibilities as an administrator during the administrator's absence from the facility.
(6) Assistant or Associate Hospital Administrator. An individual, qualified by education and/or experience (minimum of five of the last seven years as an administrative officer), who serves as the chief operating officer. This individual is appointed by the chief executive officer, usually with the concurrence of the governing authority.
(a) The assistant/associate administrator is: directly responsible for the operation of several hospital departments and assists the administrator, as assigned, in other executive management functions; "in charge" of the facility during the absence of the administrator; and, must follow its mission, goals and objectives that have been adopted.
(b) This individual must work with community, county and state governments on a wide variety of topics.
(7) Board. The Tennessee Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.
(8) Board Administrative Office. The office of the administrator assigned to the Tennessee Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators located at 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243.
(9) Clock Hour. The measure of time for continuing education courses which equals sixty (60) minutes.
(10) Division. The Division of Health Related Boards of the Department of Health, from which the Board receives administrative support.
(11) Domains of Practice. Those areas of nursing home administration defined by the "Job Analysis Study" conducted by NAB.
(12) Facility. A licensed nursing home facility.
(13) HSE. Health Services Executive Qualification. A qualification offered by The National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators.
(14) Jurisprudence Examination. The examination on Tennessee statutes and rules for nursing homes in Tennessee.
(15) Licensee. Any person who has been lawfully issued a license to practice nursing home administration in Tennessee.
(16) NAB. The National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators.
(17) NAB Examination. The nursing home administrators licensure examination developed by NAB.
(18) Nursing Home. Any institution or facility defined as such pursuant to state law or the rules and regulations for nursing homes promulgated by the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities. This term shall apply equally to Christian Science Santeria and services therein.
(19) Practice of Nursing Home Administration. The planning, organizing, directing, or controlling of the operation of a nursing home.
(20) Preceptor. A licensee in a teaching role who has the training, knowledge, professional activity, and a facility at which he or she trains prospective nursing home administrators. The preceptor will coordinate the program of development of an A.I.T.
(21) Reciprocity Licensure. Licensure by endorsement from another state.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1020-01-.01
Original rule certified June 7, 1974. Amendment filed November 12, 1982; effective December 13, 1982. Repealed by Public Chapter 969; effective July 1, 1984. New rule filed December 17, 1991; effective January 31, 1992. Amendment filed June 19, 1995; effective September 2, 1995. Repeal and new rule filed December 14, 1999; effective February 27, 2000. Amendment filed August 6, 2002; effective October 20, 2002. Amendment filed September 4, 2003; effective November 18, 2003. Amendment filed December 9, 2005; effective February 22, 2006. Amendments filed December 15, 2021; effective 3/15/2022.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-16-101, 63-16-103, 63-16-105, 63-16-107, and 63-16-108.

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