.06 Minimum Requirements for Licensure of Nursing Home Administrators.

The applicant shall:

A. Be at least 21 years old.

B. At the time of submitting the application, have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree. Applicants from out-of-State will be processed for licensure in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §9-302, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. In the absence of a baccalaureate or master's degree in health care administration from an accredited college or university, present evidence of satisfactory completion within the last 5 years of a minimum of 100 hours in a course of study in health care administration approved by the Board. This is the course of study referred to in Regulation .11A of this chapter.

D. Obtain a passing grade on the examination administered by the Board, or meet the criteria outlined in Regulation .18 of this chapter for waiver of examination.

E. Successfully complete:

(1) The AIT program, or its equivalent, as outlined in Regulation .13 of this chapter; or

(2) 1 year as the full-time nursing home administrator of record in a nursing facility within the last 5 years.

F. Be of good moral character.

G. Not have committed any act that would constitute grounds for licensure denial, reprimand, suspension, or revocation, as specified in Health Occupations Article, §9-314(b), Annotated Code of Maryland, or in Regulation .15 of this chapter, unless the Board is satisfied that the applicant has subsequently removed the disability that would be grounds for license denial, reprimand, suspension, or revocation.