(a) The following definitions shall apply to this chapter:
   (1) "Department" means the State Department of Health Services.
   (2) "NHAP" or "program" means the Nursing Home Administrator
Program.
   (3) "State" means California, unless applied to the different
parts of the United States. In this latter case, "state" includes the
District of Columbia and the territories.
   (4) "Nursing home" means any institution, facility, place,
building, or agency, or portion thereof, licensed as a skilled
nursing facility, intermediate care facility, or intermediate care
facility/developmentally disabled, as defined in Chapter 2
(commencing with Section 1250). "Nursing home" also means an
intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled habilitative,
intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, or
congregate living health facility, as defined in Chapter 2
(commencing with Section 1250), if a licensed nursing home
administrator is charged with the general administration of the
facility.
   (5) "Nursing home administrator" means an individual educated and
trained within the field of nursing home administration who carries
out the policies of the licensee of a nursing home and is licensed in
accordance with this chapter. The nursing home administrator is
charged with the general administration of a nursing home, regardless
of whether he or she has an ownership interest and whether the
administrator's function or duties are shared with one or more other
individuals.
   (6) "Administrator-in-Training Program" or "AIT Program" means a
program that is approved by the NHAP in which qualified persons
participate under the coordination, supervision, and teaching of a
preceptor, as described in Section 1416.57, who has obtained approval
from the NHAP.
   (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow the
program to have jurisdiction over an administrator of an intermediate
care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing or an intermediate
care facility/developmentally disabled habilitative, if the
administrator of the facility is not using licensure under this
chapter to qualify as an administrator in accordance with subdivision
(d) of Section 1276.5.
   (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to define an
intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing or an
intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled habilitative as a
nursing home for purposes other than the licensure of nursing home
administrators under this chapter.