Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 45
Nursing Home Administrators

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-45-3

§ 5-45-3. Board of examiners — Functions.

(a) It is the function of the board to:

(1) Conduct examinations as required by the department and to act in an advisory capacity to the department in all matters pertaining to the licensing of nursing home administrators;

(2) Develop and apply appropriate techniques, including examinations and investigations, for determining whether an individual meets those standards, subject to the approval of the director;

(3) Recommend to the department the issuance of licenses and registrations to individuals determined, after application of those techniques, to meet those standards; and to recommend to the director the revocation or suspension of licenses or registrations previously issued; and to recommend disciplinary action to be taken against a nursing home administrator, including placing a licensee on probation, and ordering continuing education or professional mentoring by nursing facility professionals in any case where the individual holding that license or registration is determined substantially to have failed to conform to the requirements of those standards or when a nursing facility under the administrator’s control has been found on its survey to have continued poor performance or is repeatedly unable to remain in compliance with standards; and

(4) Adopt, on or before January 1, 1995, with the approval of the director of the department of health, rules and regulations governing a mandatory program of continuing education for nursing home administrators.

(b) Programs for continuing education for nursing facility administrators may be presented by:

(1) The Rhode Island Health Care Association;

(2) The Rhode Island Association of Facilities for the Aging;

(3) The American College of Health Care Administrators;

(4) The Alliance for Better Nursing Home Care;

(5) Nationally recognized associations of the groups listed in subsections (b)(1) — (b)(4);

(6) Any accredited college or university; or

(7) Any organizations authorized and approved by the department.

History of Section.
P.L. 1970, ch. 306, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 170, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 82, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 91, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 157, § 3; P.L. 2005, ch. 249, § 3.