(a) If an individual has been licensed by the Board to practice as a nursing home administrator in the State in accordance with the requirements of this subtitle, the individual may be licensed subsequently as a nursing home administrator on inactive status, retaining the licensee's original license number.
Placement on inactive status
(b)(1) The Board shall place a licensee on inactive status if the licensee submits to the Board:
(i) An application for inactive status on the form required by the Board; and
(ii) The inactive status fee set by the Board.
(2) A licensee's inactive status expires on the second anniversary of its effective date, unless the licensee renews the inactive status for a 2-year term as provided in this section.
(3) The Board shall provide a licensee who has complied with the requirements of paragraph (1) of this subsection with written notification of:
(i) The date that the licensee's inactive status becomes effective;
(ii) The date that the licensee's 2-year term of inactive status expires; and
(iii) The consequences of:
1. Not renewing inactive status before expiration of the 2-year term of inactive status; and
2. Not resuming active status within the 5-year period of inactive status, beginning on the first day of inactive status.
Restrictions on practice
(c) A licensee on inactive status may not practice as a nursing home administrator in the State.
Reactivation of license
(d) The Board shall issue a license to a licensee who is on inactive status if the licensee:
(1) Completes an application form for reactivation of a license before expiration of the 2-year term of inactive status on the form required by the Board;
(2) Complies with the renewal requirements in effect at the time the licensee seeks to reactivate the license;
(3) Meets the continuing education requirements set by the Board;
(4) Has not practiced as a nursing home administrator in the State while on inactive status;
(5) Pays all appropriate fees set by the Board;
(6) Has been on inactive status for less than 5 years; and
(7) Is otherwise entitled to be licensed.
Inactive status for 5 years or more
(e) Before the Board may reactivate the license of an individual who has been on inactive status for 5 years or more, the individual shall:
(1) Submit a new application;
(2) Pay all appropriate fees set by the Board;
(3) Complete a Board approved 1-month administrator refresher program;
(4) Pass the State's standards examination; and
(5) Submit satisfactory evidence of having completed a State and national criminal history records check in accordance with § 9-302.1 of this subtitle.
Requirements of § 9-312
(f) A nursing home administrator whose inactive license expires before the nursing home administrator returns to active licensure shall meet the reinstatement requirements of § 9-312 of this subtitle.
Added by Acts 2005, c. 247, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005. Amended by Acts 2016, c. 48, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 9-312.1, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 9-312.1
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.