10.33.01.07

.07 Application for License.

A. An applicant for a license as a nursing home administrator shall make application, in writing, on forms provided by the Board, and shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has met the requirements as provided for in the Maryland Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Act and Regulations .06 and .13 of this chapter.

B. An applicant for license shall submit with the application two letters from individuals engaged in either business or professional work, who shall attest to the good moral character of the applicant. These character references may not be those from current employers or members of the applicant's family.

C. An applicant who has been convicted of, or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, a crime involving moral turpitude, whether or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside, shall submit with the application evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has complied with all of the terms of the applicant's sentence imposed by the court and, if applicable, probation authority.

D. An applicant shall submit with the application on the form supplied by the Board, a certificate of health, signed by a licensed physician, describing the current health status of the individual, and reflecting the date of the examination.

D-1. An applicant shall submit with the application a finished, unmounted, photograph of himself or herself, which shall have been taken within 3 months prior to the date of application.

E. After an applicant has completed a minimum of 8 months of the full-time administrator-in-training program or its equivalent, or 12 months of the part-time administrator-in-training program or its equivalent, and has completed the other requirements for licensure as specified in Regulation .06 of this chapter, the applicant may sit for the written portions of the examination.

F. An application shall be void if an applicant fails to meet all the requirements for licensure within 2 years of receipt of the application by the Board. To pursue licensure after that time, the applicant shall submit a new application, and shall meet the requirements for licensure that are in force at the time of reapplication.