(a) For purposes of this chapter, “reciprocity applicant” means any applicant who holds a current license as a nursing home administrator in another state has been licensed and in good standing, has passed the national examination, and the applicant is otherwise qualified.
(b) An applicant who holds a current valid license as a nursing home administrator in another state may be issued a one-year provisional license as a reciprocity applicant pursuant to this section. The provisional license authorizes the holder to work in this state at a licensed nursing facility during the one-year licensure period.
Terms Used In California Health and Safety Code 1416.40
- 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.
- State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Health and Safety Code 23
(c) The applicant shall obtain an application form from the program, complete the form accurately, and, under penalty of perjury, certify the experience, education, and criminal record history information supplied in the application. The applicant shall submit the application to the program, along with any supporting documents to substantiate the application and the applicable provisional, examination, and licensure fees.
(d) The provisional license may be granted to a reciprocity applicant who complies with all of the following informational requirements:
(1) Provides a statement of health consistent with an ability to perform the duties of a nursing home administrator.
(2) Discloses the fact of and the circumstances surrounding any of the following:
(A) Conviction of any criminal law violation of any country, state, or municipality, except minor traffic violations. The applicant shall submit appropriate criminal record information for purposes of this subparagraph.
(B) Any discipline affecting nursing home administrator licensure in any state.
(C) Any pending investigations or disciplinary actions concerning, or surrender of, nursing home administrator licensure in any state. The applicant shall submit an endorsement certificate to verify state licensure and substantiate if he or she has no pending investigation, disciplinary action, or surrender under this subparagraph.
(3) Submits official transcripts as evidence of completed college or university courses and degrees.
(4) Provides satisfactory evidence of current or recent employment experience within the last five years as a licensed nursing home administrator.
(5) Submits proof that the applicant is at least 18 years of age.
(e) The reciprocity applicant who holds a provisional license as authorized by this section shall be required to pass the state examination. If the provisional licensee, fails to pass the state examination within the one-year provisional licensure period, the provisional license shall expire and no further reciprocity accommodations shall be allowed. The provisional license may not be renewed or extended. At the expiration of the provisional license the applicant may seek licensure in this state through standard procedures.
(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 687, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)