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49 Pa. Code § 39.8. Licensure by endorsement.

§ 39.8. Licensure by endorsement.

 (a)  Application blanks for licensure by endorsement shall be obtained by writing to the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State, Post Office Box 2649, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120. The required fee shall accompany the application in the form of a certified check or money order made payable to ‘‘Commonwealth of Pennsylvania N.H.A.’’

 (b)  Two unmounted, finished passport size photographs, not proofs, 3 inches by 3 inches, facial features clear, of applicant shall be submitted with the application.

 (c)  The Board may issue a license by endorsement upon evidence that:

   (1)  The other state where the candidate is licensed maintained a system and standard of qualifications and examinations for nursing home administrators which were equivalent to those required in this Commonwealth at the time the other license was issued by the other state.

   (2)  The other state gives similar recognition and endorsement to nursing home administrator licenses of the Commonwealth.

 (d)  The applicant shall present to the Board satisfactory evidence of having met the minimum requirements of the act regarding age, education, character, citizenship and experience.

 (e)  Applicants may be required to submit evidence of personal and professional standing from the appropriate State agencies, associations or the state board in the state in which they have been practicing or from another source.

 (f)  Applicants may be required to appear in person before a member of the Board for oral examination and interview before the granting of any license by endorsement.


   The provisions of this §  39.8 adopted January 28, 1972, effective January 29, 1972, 2 Pa.B. 2244.

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