Montana Code Annotated 2003

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     37-9-301. Qualifications for licensure -- examination. (1) The department shall register and issue licenses to qualified persons as nursing home administrators, and the board shall establish qualification criteria for nursing home administrators. No registration or license shall be issued to a person as a nursing home administrator unless he:
     (a) is of good character, of sound physical and mental health, has received a high school diploma or its equivalent; and
     (b) (i) has satisfactorily completed a course of instruction and training prescribed by the board, which shall be designed and administered to present sufficient knowledge of the needs properly served by long-term care facilities, laws governing the operation of long-term care facilities and the protection of the interests of patients, and the elements of good nursing home administration; or
     (ii) has presented evidence satisfactory to the board of sufficient education, training, or experience, or a combination of education, training, and experience, in the fields referred to in subsection (1)(b)(i) to administer, supervise, and manage a long-term care facility; and
     (c) has passed an examination designed to test for competence in the subject matters referred to in subsection (1)(b)(i).
     (2) The minimum standards for qualification shall comply with the requirements, if any, set forth in Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Public Law 90-248, as amended.

     History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 363, L. 1969; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 168, L. 1971; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 483, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 307, Ch. 350, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 66-3103; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 464, L. 1989.

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