.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Administrator-in-training (AIT)" means an individual approved by the Board pursuant to law and these regulations.

(2) "Administrator-in-training (AIT) program" means the Board-approved program of a minimum of 1 year full-time or 18 months part-time of practical training and experience in nursing home administration.

(3) "Board" means the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators of Maryland created by Health Occupations Article, §9-201, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(4) "Examination" means the tests consisting of:

(a) Written questions on general nursing facility administration compiled by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB examination); and

(b) Written questions on nursing facility licensure State standards of the Office of Health Care Quality (State Standards examination).

(5) "Family-owned or family-operated nursing facility" means a nursing facility owned or operated by any one or more of the following relatives of the trainee:

(a) Spouse;

(b) Father;

(c) Mother;

(d) Son;

(e) Daughter;

(f) Sister;

(g) Brother;

(h) Grandfather;

(i) Grandmother;

(j) Grandchild;

(k) Stepfather;

(l) Stepmother;

(m) Stepchild;

(n) Uncle;

(o) Aunt;

(p) Cousin;

(q) Nephew;

(r) Niece;

(s) Father-in-law;

(t) Mother-in-law;

(u) Brother-in-law;

(v) Sister-in-law;

(w) Son-in-law; or

(x) Daughter-in-law.

(6) "Nursing facility" means a facility, other than a facility offering domiciliary care, as defined in Health Occupations Article, §9-101(e), Annotated Code of Maryland, which offers nonacute inpatient care to patients:

(a) Suffering from a disease, condition, disability, or advanced age, or terminal disease requiring maximal nursing care without continuous hospital services; and

(b) Who require medical services and nursing services rendered by or under the supervision of a licensed nurse together with convalescent services, restorative services, or rehabilitative services.

(7) "Nursing home administrator" means an individual licensed by the Board, who:

(a) Administers, directs, manages, supervises, or is in general administrative charge of a nursing facility, whether or not the individual has an ownership interest in the facility, and whether or not the individual's functions and duties are shared with one or more individuals; or

(b) Is in supervisory control over one or more nursing home administrators of one or more nursing facilities and has authority to substitute the supervisor's judgment for that of the administrator of record in the day-to-day operation of the facility.

(8) "Person" means any individual, company, corporation, or association.

(9) "Practice of nursing home administration" means the exercise of final authority of any act or the making of any decision involved in the planning, organizing, directing, or controlling of the day-to-day operation of a nursing facility.

(10) "Preceptor" means an individual certified to serve as an instructor in an AIT program, pursuant to the law and these regulations.