The program shall adopt rules and regulations that are
reasonably necessary to carry out this chapter. The rules and
regulations shall be adopted, amended, and repealed in accordance
with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of
Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. To the extent that the
regulations governing the nursing home administrator program that are
in effect prior to January 1, 2002, are not in conflict with this
chapter, they shall remain in effect until new regulations are
implemented for purposes of this chapter.