A. The board may adopt, amend or repeal reasonable and necessary rules and standards for the administration of this article in compliance with title XIX of the social security act, as amended.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-446.03

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Assisted living facility: means a residential care institution, including an adult foster care home, that provides or contracts to provide supervisory care services, personal care services or directed care services on a continuous basis. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Assisted living facility manager: means a person who has responsibility for administering or managing an assisted living facility, whether or not that person has an ownership interest in the institution and whether or not the person's functions and duties are shared with others. See Arizona Laws 36-446
  • Assisted living facility training program: includes :

    (a) Training that is required for assisted living facility manager certification. See Arizona Laws 36-446

  • Board: means the board of examiners of nursing care institution administrators and assisted living facility managers. See Arizona Laws 36-446
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-446
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Nursing care institution: means a health care institution that provides inpatient beds or resident beds and nursing services to persons who need continuous nursing services but who do not require hospital care or direct daily care from a physician. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.

B. The board by rule may adopt nonrefundable fees for the following:

1. Initial application for certification as an assisted living facility manager.

2. Examination for certification as an assisted living facility manager.

3. Issuance of a certificate as an assisted living facility manager, prorated monthly.

4. Biennial renewal of a certificate as an assisted living facility manager.

5. Issuance of a temporary certificate as an assisted living facility manager.

6. Readministering an examination for certification as an assisted living facility manager.

7. Issuance of a duplicate certificate as an assisted living facility manager.

8. Reviewing the sponsorship of continuing education programs, for each credit hour.

9. Late renewal of an assisted living facility manager certificate.

10. Reviewing an individual’s request for continuing education credit hours, for each credit hour.

11. Reviewing initial applications for assisted living facility training programs.

12. Annual renewal of approved assisted living facility training programs.

C. The board may elect officers it deems necessary.

D. The board shall apply appropriate techniques, including examinations and investigations, to determine whether a person meets the qualifications prescribed in section 36-446.04.

E. On its own motion or in response to any complaint against or report of a violation by an administrator of a nursing care institution, or a manager of an assisted living facility, the board may conduct investigations, hearings and other proceedings concerning any violation of this article or of rules adopted by the board or by the department.

F. In connection with an investigation or administrative hearing, the board may administer oaths and affirmations, subpoena witnesses, take evidence and require by subpoena the production of documents, records or other information in any form concerning matters the board deems relevant to the investigation or hearing. If any subpoena issued by the board is disobeyed, the board may invoke the aid of any court in this state in requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of evidence.

G. Subject to title 41, chapter 4, article 4, the board may employ persons to provide investigative, professional and clerical assistance as required to perform its powers and duties under this article.  Compensation for board employees shall be as determined pursuant to section 38-611. The board may contract with other state or federal agencies as required to carry out this article.

H. The board may appoint review committees to make recommendations concerning enforcement matters and the administration of this article.

I. The board by rule may establish a program to monitor licensees and certificate holders who are chemically dependent and who enroll in rehabilitation programs that meet board requirements. The board may take disciplinary action if a licensee or a certificate holder refuses to enter into an agreement to enroll in and complete a board-approved rehabilitation program or fails to abide by that agreement.

J. The board shall adopt and use an official seal.

K. The board shall adopt rules for the examination and licensure of nursing care institution administrators and the examination and certification of assisted living facility managers.

L. The board shall adopt rules governing payment to a person for the direct or indirect solicitation or procurement of assisted living facility patronage.

M. The board must provide the senate and the house of representatives health committee chairmen with copies of all board minutes and executive decisions.

N. The board by rule shall limit by percentage the amount it may increase a fee above the amount of a fee previously prescribed by the board pursuant to this section.

O. The board by rule shall prescribe standards for assisted living facility training programs.  On or before June 1, 2020, the board shall prescribe rules for assisted living facility caregivers that are consistent with the training, competency and test methodology standards developed by the Arizona health care cost containment system administration for in-home direct care workers.

P. The board may:

1. Grant, deny, suspend or revoke approval of, or place on probation, an assisted living facility training program.

2. Impose a civil penalty on an assisted living facility training program that violates this chapter or rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.