Current as of: 2009
I. Every individual who holds a valid license as a nursing home administrator issued by the board under RSA 151-A:7 shall immediately upon issuance thereof be deemed registered with the board and be issued a certificate of registration. Thereafter, such individual shall biennially be required to apply to the board for a new certificate of registration and report any facts requested by the board on forms provided for such purpose.
II. Upon making an application for a new certificate of registration such individual shall pay a reasonable biennial registration fee as established by the board.
III. Upon receipt of such application for registration, the registration fee and the evidence required with respect to the rules and regulations of the board, the board shall issue a certificate of registration to such nursing home administrator.
IV. Upon complaint or other knowledge of a nursing home administrator's violation of any provision of this chapter and for the health, safety, and protection of the public, the board is granted emergency license suspension authority. The secretary of the board may, upon recommendation of the board, immediately suspend an administrator's license to practice, pending notice and hearing as provided under RSA 541-A. For any license so suspended, the secretary shall also notify the bureau of health facilities administration.
V. A nursing home administrator who has been duly licensed and registered in this state whose license shall not have been revoked or suspended, and whose registration has expired because such nursing home administrator shall have temporarily abandoned the practice of nursing home administration, or shall have removed from the state, or for such other reason, may register within the state upon complying with the provisions of this section for registration, and also filing with the board an affidavit of such facts.
VI. Only an individual who has qualified as a licensed and registered nursing home administrator under the provisions of this chapter, and who holds a valid current registration certificate pursuant to the provisions of this section for the current biennial registration period, shall have the right and the privilege of using the title "Nursing Home Administrator'', and have the right and the privilege of using the abbreviation "N.H.A.'' after such individual's name. No other person shall use or shall be designated by such title or such abbreviation or any other words, letters, sign, card, or device tending to, or intended to, indicate that such person is a licensed and registered nursing home administrator.
VII. The board shall maintain a register of all applications for licensing and registration of nursing home administrators, which register shall show:
(a) The place of residence, name and age of each applicant;
(b) The name and address of employer or business connection of each applicant;
(c) The date of application; complete information of educational and experience qualifications;
(d) The action taken by the board;
(e) The serial number of the license and of registration certificates issued to the applicant;
(f) The date on which the board reviewed and acted upon the application;
(g) And such other pertinent information as may be deemed necessary.