At the time of license renewal, each licensee shall provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the licensee has completed in the preceding year 20 CE credits of acceptable continuing education activities as specified in this part and part 6400.6850. Licensees in their first year of licensure shall have the number of CE credits required for license renewal prorated for the number of months they were licensed during the preceding year. For purposes of obtaining and presenting CE credits, a year shall run from May 1 to April 30.
Licensees must maintain proof as described in part 6400.6850 of having completed the number of CE credits claimed at the time of renewal and shall, upon request of the board, make that proof available for audit to verify completion of the number and validity of credits claimed. Documentation to prove completion of CE credits must be maintained by each licensee for four years from the last day of the licensure year in which the credits were earned.
The board shall annually select on a random basis at least five percent of the licensees applying for renewal to have their claims of CE credits audited for compliance with board requirements. Nothing in this subpart shall prevent the board from requiring any individual licensee to provide evidence satisfactory to the board of having completed the CE credits required for license renewal.
Unless otherwise specified in part 6400.6850, the content of continuing education activities must relate to one or more of the following:
administration of services for persons needing long-term care;
current issues and trends in long-term care;
the relationship of long-term care to other aspects of the health care continuum; and
responsibilities, tasks, knowledges, skills, and abilities required to perform nursing home administrator functions as outlined in the NAB domains of practice.
Subjects for continuing education which will not be accepted to meet license renewal requirements include, but are not limited to, general personal development including stress management, facility or company orientation, facility or company policies or procedural issues, organizational functions such as business meetings and election of officers, and medical treatment at a clinical level beyond that required for licensure as a nursing home administrator.
21 SR 1564
June 11, 2008