The elements of proper and effective administration of long-term care facilities; and
The psychological, physical, medical and social needs of persons served in such facilities.
Every individual who holds a license as a nursing home administrator issued by the department shall biennially apply to the examining board for a new certificate of registration and report any facts requested by the examining board on forms provided for such purpose.
The application for a new certificate of registration shall include the applicable renewal fee specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a)
and evidence satisfactory to the examining board that during the biennial period immediately preceding application for registration the applicant has attended a continuation education program or course of study. During the time between initial licensure and commencement of a full 2-year licensure period new licensees shall not be required to meet continuing education requirements. All registration fees are payable on or before the applicable renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a)
Upon approval of an application for registration the examining board shall issue a certificate of registration to the nursing home administrator.
The license of a nursing home administrator who fails to comply with this section, and who continues to act as a nursing home administrator, may be suspended or revoked by the examining board.
Only an individual who has qualified as a licensed and registered nursing home administrator under this chapter and who holds a valid current registration certificate under this section for the current registration period may use the title "Nursing Home Administrator", and the abbreviation "N.H.A." after the person's name. No other person may use or be designated by such title or such abbreviation or any other words, letters, sign, card or device tending to or intended to indicate that the person is a licensed and registered nursing home administrator.
The examining board may grant a nursing home administrator license under this chapter to a person who holds a nursing home administrator license issued by the proper authorities of any other state, upon payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2)
and upon submission of satisfactory evidence of the person's qualifications.
History: 1977 c. 29
; 1991 a. 39
Sell or fraudulently obtain or furnish any license or aid or abet therein; or
Practice as a nursing home administrator, under cover of any license or registration illegally or fraudulently obtained or unlawfully issued; or
Practice as a nursing home administrator or use in connection with his or her name any designation tending to imply that the person is a nursing home administrator unless duly licensed and registered to so practice under this chapter; or
Practice as a nursing home administrator during the time his or her license or registration issued under this chapter is suspended or revoked; or
Any person who violates sub. (1)
may be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year in the county jail or both.
History: 1979 c. 162
, 38 (7)
; 1981 c. 314
Suspension and revocation. 456.10(1)
Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1)
, the examining board may, under sub. (2)
, revoke, limit or suspend the license or registration of any person practicing or offering to practice nursing home administration or may reprimand, censure or otherwise discipline a licensee under this section if any of the following is applicable:
Proof is submitted that the licensee is unfit or incompetent by reason of negligence, habits or other causes.
Proof is submitted that the licensee has wilfully or repeatedly violated this chapter or the rules enacted in accordance with this chapter.
Proof is submitted that the licensee has wilfully or repeatedly acted in a manner inconsistent with the health and safety of the patients of the home in which the licensee is the administrator.
Proof is submitted that the licensee is guilty of fraud or deceit in his or her admission to the practice of nursing home administration.
Proof is submitted that while the licensee was the administrator of a nursing home, that nursing home engaged in conduct that constituted a pattern of serious violations of federal or state statutes, rules or regulations.
The examining board shall have jurisdiction to hear all charges brought under this section against persons licensed and registered as nursing home administrators or licensed as provisional nursing home administrators and upon such hearings shall determine such charges upon their merits. If the examining board determines that such person is guilty of the charges, the license or registration may be revoked or suspended or the licensee may be reprimanded, censured or disciplined.
Restoration of licenses and registrations. 456.11(1)(1)
The examining board may reinstate a license or registration to any person whose license or registration has been revoked. This subsection does not apply to a license or registration that is revoked under s. 440.12
Application for the reinstatement of a license or registration shall not be made prior to one year after revocation and shall be made in such manner as the examining board directs. This subsection does not apply to a license or registration that is revoked under s. 440.12
History: 1997 a. 237