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49 Pa. Code § 39.14. Approval of programs of study.

§ 39.14. Approval of programs of study.

 (a)  A program of study designated to educate and qualify an applicant for licensure as a nursing home administrator offered by an accredited university or college shall be deemed acceptable and approved for the purpose, if the program:

   (1)  Is registered with the Board.

   (2)  Includes a minimum of 7½ clock hours in the following subject areas, appropriate to long-term care:

     (i)   Administration, organization and management.

     (ii)   Gerontology, diseases of aging, death and dying.

     (iii)   The role of government in health policy and regulation.

     (iv)   Fiscal management, budgeting and accounting.

     (v)   Personnel management and labor relations.

     (vi)   Government and third-party reimbursement.

     (vii)   Preparing for licensure/certification/accreditation surveys and meeting other regulatory requirements.

     (viii)   Understanding regulations, deficiencies, plans of correction and quality assurance.

     (ix)   The nursing department and resident care management.

     (x)   Rehabilitation services and special care services.

     (xi)   Health support services: pharmacy, medical records and diagnostic services.

     (xii)   Facility support services: building/grounds, housekeeping, laundry and central supply.

     (xiii)   Dietary department and resident nutrition.

     (xiv)   Social services, family and community relationships and resident rights.

     (xv)   Risk management, safety and insurance.

     (xvi)   Strategic planning, marketing and public relations.

 (b)  Upon completion of an approved program of study, the sponsors of the program shall issue certificates of attendance or other evidence of attendance satisfactory to the Board.


   The provisions of this §  39.14 amended under section 9(b) of the Nursing Home Administrators License Act (63 P. S. §  1109(b)).


   The provisions of this §  39.14 adopted January 28, 1972, effective January 29, 1972, 2 Pa.B. 2244; amended December 13, 1991, effective December 14, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 5725; amended March 9, 2001, effective March 10, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1362. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (208656) to (208658).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  39.5 (relating to requirements for admission to licensing examination; examination procedures); 49 Pa. Code §  39.11b (relating to continued competence); and 49 Pa. Code §  39.61 (relating to requirements).

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