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49 Pa. Code § 39.3. Powers, duties and functions.

§ 39.3. Powers, duties and functions.

 The powers, duties and functions of the Board are as follows:

   (1)  To develop, impose and enforce standards which shall be met by an applicant interested in being licensed as a nursing home administrator.

   (2)  To develop and apply appropriate techniques such as examinations and investigations to determine whether the individual meets applicable standards.

   (3)  To issue a license and registration to an individual who meets applicable standards.

   (4)  To establish and carry out procedures designed to insure that a licensed nursing home administrator complies with applicable standards.

   (5)  To receive, investigate and take appropriate action with respect to a charge or complaint filed with the Board pertaining to the failure of a nursing home administrator to comply with applicable standards.

   (6)  To conduct in cooperation with appropriate State, Federal and local agencies having facility approval or licensure responsibility a continuing study of nursing homes and administrators of nursing homes in this Commonwealth with a view to the improvement of the standards imposed for the licensing of administrators, and of procedures and methods for the enforcement of the standards with respect to administrators of nursing homes who have been licensed as such.

   (7)  To issue subpoenas, compel the attendance of witnesses, administer oaths and take testimony concerning matters within the jurisdiction of the Board.

   (8)  To make rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, necessary for the proper performance of its duties, and to take other actions necessary to enable the Commonwealth to meet the requirements in appropriate Federal law, and other pertinent Federal authority.

   (9)  To revoke or suspend a license or registration for cause and to levy civil penalties of up to $1,000 against a current licensee who violates the act, or against a person who practices nursing home administration without being properly licensed.


   The provisions of this §  39.3 adopted January 28, 1972, effective January 29, 1972, 2 Pa.B. 2244; amended December 13, 1991, effective December 14, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 5725. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (141039).

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