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6400.5100 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


The terms used in this chapter have the meanings given them in this part.

Subp. 2.


"Accredited" means approved by a regional accrediting organization for higher education.

Subp. 3.

Acting administrator.

"Acting administrator" means an individual, designated by the controlling persons of the employing nursing facility, who has been issued a permit by the board under part 6400.6770.

Subp. 4.

Assistant administrator.

"Assistant administrator" means an individual who reports to the nursing home administrator, assumes charge of the facility in the administrator's absence, and has ongoing managerial and supervisory authority over both administrative and resident care functions, operations, and staff in a nursing facility.

Subp. 5.


"Board" means the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports.

Subp. 6.

CE credit.

"CE credit" means a unit of measurement of continuing education activity.

Subp. 7.

Clock hour.

"Clock hour" means an instructional session of 60 consecutive minutes, excluding breaks, registration, meals, and social activities.

Subp. 8.

Director of nurses.

"Director of nurses" means the individual designated by a nursing facility to perform duties consistent with the responsibilities of the director of nursing services under part 4658.0505, whether in Minnesota or another jurisdiction.

Subp. 9.

Domains of practice.

"Domains of practice" means the tasks performed by nursing home administrators and the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified as necessary to perform those tasks by NAB in its job analysis of nursing home administrator. The NAB domains of practice for nursing home administrator are found in the Final Report of the Job Analysis of the Practice of Nursing Home Administrators prepared for the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long-Term Care Administrators. This document is incorporated by reference. It is available at the State Law Library and on the board's website and is subject to change every five years.

Subp. 9a.


"Hospital" means a facility in which accommodation is furnished or offered for the reception and care of sick or injured patients for a continuous period longer than 24 hours for the purpose of diagnosis or treatment bearing on the physical or mental health of the patients. It does not mean a clinic or day surgery center.

Subp. 10.


"License" means a written document issued by the board to indicate that the bearer has been found by the board to meet all requirements for practice as a licensed nursing home administrator in Minnesota. It includes an original license issued for meeting the requirements of part 6400.6000, a renewal license issued for meeting the requirements of part 6400.6700, and a reinstated license issued under part 6400.6750. It does not include a permit to serve as an acting administrator.

Subp. 11.


"Licensee" means an individual who holds a valid license to practice as a nursing home administrator granted by the board under this chapter.

Subp. 12.


"NAB" means the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long-Term Care Administrators, Inc.

Subp. 13.

Nursing facility.

"Nursing facility" means a facility licensed as a nursing home to provide nursing care to five or more persons under Minnesota Statutes, sections 144A.02 to 144A.10, by the Minnesota Department of Health or a similar facility licensed under similar provisions in another jurisdiction.

Subp. 14.

Nursing home administrator.

"Nursing home administrator" means an individual who has the responsibilities outlined in part 4658.0060 in a nursing facility in Minnesota or another jurisdiction and is licensed by the licensing authority of the jurisdiction responsible for the facility.

Subp. 15.


"Permit" means the acting license referred to in Minnesota Statutes, section 144A.27, which, for purposes of this chapter, is a temporary authorization issued by the board to an individual who meets the qualifications of part 6400.6770.

Subp. 16.


"Preceptor" means a nursing home administrator who meets the standards in part 6400.6600, subpart 3, and supervises an applicant for licensure during the practicum course.

Subp. 17.

Related individual.

"Related individual" means a spouse, natural or adoptive parent, stepparent, natural or adoptive grandparent, stepgrandparent, natural or adoptive child, sibling, guardian, stepbrother, stepsister, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, first cousin, or spouse of any person named in the above groups even after the marriage ends by death or divorce.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 16A.1285; 144A.20; 144A.21; 144A.23; 144A.24; 214.06


21 SR 1564; 24 SR 1780; 41 SR 599

Published Electronically:

October 21, 2019