2006 Alabama Code - Section 34-2A-4 — Powers and duties of board.

(a) It shall be the function and duty of the board to perform the following:

(1) Develop, impose, and enforce standards which shall be met by individuals in order to receive a license as an assisted living administrator, which standards shall be designed to insure that assisted living administrators will be individuals who are of good character and are otherwise suitable and who, by training or experience in the field of institutional administration, are qualified to serve as assisted living administrators.

(2) Develop and apply appropriate techniques, including examinations and investigations, for determining whether an individual meets these standards.

(3) Issue licenses to individuals determined, after application of the techniques, to meet these standards and revoke or suspend licenses previously issued by the board in any case where the individual holding any license is determined substantially to have failed to conform to the requirements of these standards.

(4) Receive, investigate, and take appropriate action with respect to any charge or complaint filed with the board to the effect that any individual licensed as an assisted living administrator has failed to comply with the requirements of these standards.

(5) Establish and carry out procedures designed to insure that individuals licensed as assisted living administrators will, during any period that they serve as such, comply with the requirements of these standards.

(6) Conduct a continuing study and investigation of assisted living facilities and administrators of assisted living facilities within the state with a view to the improvement of the standards imposed for the licensing of these administrators and of procedures and methods for the enforcement of these standards with respect to administrators of assisted living facilities who have been licensed as such.

(b) The board may develop, impose, and enforce additional standards which shall be met by individuals in order to receive additional certification and/or license as a specialty care assisted living administrator, which standards shall be designed to insure that specialty care assisted living administrators will be individuals who are of good character and are otherwise suitable and who, by training or experience in the field of institutional administration, are qualified to serve as assisted living administrators.

(c) The board shall have the authority to perform the following:

(1) Make rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, as may be necessary for the proper performance of its duties, and to take other actions as may be necessary for the proper performance of its duties.

(2) Establish, provide, or approve various education programs or courses for assisted living administrators, and prescribe rules and regulations requiring applicants for licenses as assisted living administrators to attend certain programs or courses as a prerequisite to their being admitted to the examination or issued a license and requiring licensed assisted living administrators to attend these programs or courses as a prerequisite to their being issued any license renewal.

(Act 2001-1057, 4th Sp. Sess., p. 1032, §4.)

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