§ 5-45-7. Qualification for licensure.
In order to be eligible for licensure pursuant to this chapter, a person shall:
(1) Be not less than eighteen (18) years of age and of good moral character.
(2) Have satisfactorily completed a course of instruction and training approved by the department. The course shall be designed as to content and administered as to present sufficient knowledge of the needs properly to be served by nursing homes, laws governing the operation of nursing homes and the protection of the interests of patients in the nursing homes, and the elements of good nursing home administration.
(3) Have passed an examination conducted by the board and designed to test for competence in the subject matter referred to in subdivision (2) of this section. Where the department deems it appropriate for purposes of according with religious teachings, the examination of an individual may exclude any subjects which could be considered in derogation of, or in conflict with, the teachings and practice of any recognized religious faith. Any license issued on the basis of that abridged examination shall be annotated to designate the appropriate limitation of the type of facility of which the licensed individual may be an administrator.
(4) Pay licensure fees as set forth in § 23-1-54.
(P.L. 1970, ch. 306, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 124, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 391, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 18.)