RELATES TO: KRS 216A.070(4)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 216A.070(3), (4)
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 216A.070(3) authorizes the Board of Licensure for Long-term Care Administrators to promulgate administrative regulations necessary for the proper performance of its duties. KRS 216A.070(4) authorizes the board to promulgate administrative regulations concerning the issuance of a temporary permit to an individual to practice the art of long-term care administration. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for issuance of a temporary permit.
Section 1. (1) A temporary permit to practice as a nursing home administrator shall be granted by the Office of Occupations and Professions to an applicant if:
(a) The applicant has applied for licensure under the provisions of KRS Chapter 216A;
(b) The applicant has completed all of the requirements established in 201 KAR 6:020 except the examination required pursuant to 201 KAR 6:020, Section 1(2), and the management experience required by 201 KAR 6:020, Section 1(3);
(c) The facility where the applicant is to be employed as the administrator is without a licensed administrator; and
(d) The facility owner provides a written request and supporting information to the board indicating that an emergency situation exists. An emergency situation shall exist if:
1. The facility is without a licensed long-term care administrator; and
2. A licensed long-term care administrator is not available to fill the position.
(2) The request for temporary permit shall include payment of the temporary permit fee as established in 201 KAR 6:060, Section 3.
(3) A temporary permit shall be subject to review by the board at the meeting immediately following issuance of the temporary permit. The board shall revoke the temporary permit if it does not comply with KRS 216.070(4) or this administrative regulation.
Section 2. (1) A temporary permit shall not be transferred to another individual.
(2) A temporary permit shall, in accordance with KRS 216.070(4):
(a) Be effective for no longer than six (6) months from the date it was granted; and
(b) Not be renewed by the permit holder.
(3) A temporary permit holder may be relocated to another location if an emergency exists at that location during the period in which the permit is effective and a separate request for a declaration of emergency is filed and approved by the board pursuant to Section 1(1)(d) of this administrative regulation.
(4) An individual shall not be granted a temporary permit more than once during a five (5) year period.
(5) A temporary permit shall not authorize the individual to whom the permit was issued to manage more than one (1) facility at the same time. (25 Ky.R. 679; Am. 1584; eff. 1-19-99; 40 Ky.R. 629; 1017; eff. 11-20-13.)