2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-512. (Formerly Sec. 19-593). Licensure by examination. Minimum requirements.

      Sec. 19a-512. (Formerly Sec. 19-593). Licensure by examination. Minimum requirements. (a) In order to be eligible for licensure by examination pursuant to sections 19a-511 to 19a-520, inclusive, a person shall submit an application, together with a fee of one hundred dollars, and proof satisfactory to the Department of Public Health that he (1) is physically and emotionally capable of administering a nursing home; (2) has satisfactorily completed a program of instruction and training, including residency training which meets the requirements of subsection (b) of this section and which is approved by the Commissioner of Public Health; and (3) has passed an examination prescribed and administered by the Department of Public Health designed to test the applicant's knowledge and competence in the subject matter referred to in subsection (b) of this section. Passing scores shall be established by the department.

      (b) Minimum education and training requirements for applicants for licensure are as follows:

      (1) Each person other than an applicant for renewal, applying prior to February 1, 1985, shall have completed: (A) A program so designed as to content and so administered as to present sufficient knowledge of the needs to be properly served by nursing homes, laws and regulations governing the operation of nursing homes and the protection of the interest of patients therein and the elements of good nursing home administration, or presented evidence satisfactory to the Department of Public Health of sufficient education and training in the foregoing fields; and (B) a one-year residency period under the joint supervision of a duly licensed nursing home administrator in an authorized nursing home and an accredited institution of higher education, approved by said department, which period may correspond to one academic year in such accredited institution. The supervising administrator shall submit such reports as may be required by the department on the performance and progress of such administrator-in-training, on forms provided by the department. This subdivision shall not apply to any person who has successfully completed a program of study for a master's degree in nursing home administration or in a related health care field and who has been awarded such degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.

      (2) Each such person applying on or after February 1, 1985, in addition to the requirements of subdivision (1), shall either (A) have a baccalaureate degree in any area and have completed a course in long-term care administration approved by the department or (B) have a master's degree in long-term care administration or in a related health care field approved by the commissioner.

      (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, the Department of Public Health shall renew the license of any person licensed as a nursing home administrator on July 1, 1983.

      (1969, P.A. 754, S. 5; 1972, P.A. 127, S. 36; P.A. 77-287, S. 2; 77-574, S. 1, 6; P.A. 80-484, S. 6, 176; P.A. 83-263, S. 1, 4; P.A. 84-135, S. 1, 3; P.A. 89-251, S. 70, 203; 89-350, S. 19, 21; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)

      History: 1972 act changed applicable age from twenty-one to eighteen reflecting changed age of majority; Sec. 19-42c transferred to Sec. 19-593 in 1977; P.A. 77-287 changed language, added proviso re residency periods, replaced semiannual reports with reports "as may be required by the board" and updated obsolete date reference; P.A. 77-574 increased application fee from twenty-five to fifty dollars; P.A. 80-484 replaced "board", i.e. board of licensure of nursing home administrators, with department and commissioner of health services and provided that department establish passing scores; Sec. 19-593 transferred to Sec. 19a-512 in 1983; P.A. 83-263 amended Subsec. (a) to add residency training to the required program of instruction and training and deleted existing program requirements and added Subsecs. (b) and (c) to add new license requirements; P.A. 84-135 amended Subsecs. (b) and (c) to change July 1, 1985, to February 1, 1985, in Subdivs. (1) and (2), and to add the requirement for a master's degree for applicants after February 1, 1985, and excepted from the provisions of Subsec. (b) all applicants for renewal who were licensed on July 1, 1983; P.A. 89-251 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from fifty dollars to one hundred dollars; P.A. 89-350 amended Subsec. (b) by (1) removing language in Subdiv. (1) requiring the administrator-in-training to register with the department, (2) removing requirement in Subdiv. (2) that the person apply prior to July 1, 1987, by changing requirement to "either (A) or (B)" rather than "(A) and (B)" and removing requirement in (B) that the master's degree be obtained prior to July 1, 1994, and (3) by deleting obsolete subdivisions; P.A. 93-381 replaced department and commissioner of health services with department and commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995.

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