Oregon Statutes - Chapter 678 - Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators - Section 678.730 - Licensing qualifications of administrator.

(1) Any individual is qualified for licensure as a nursing home administrator who:

(a) Meets the training or experience and other standards established by rules of the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. The board shall accept one year of experience as an administrator serving a dual facility in lieu of any residency or intern requirement established pursuant to this paragraph; and

(b) Has passed an examination as provided in ORS 678.740.

(2) Each license as a nursing home administrator may be renewed by the board upon compliance by the licensee with the requirements of ORS 678.760 and by presenting evidence of the completion of the continuing education work required by the board. The board may require up to 50 hours of continuing education in any one-year period.

(3) In establishing educational standards pursuant to subsection (1)(a) of this section, the board shall require a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school of higher education. However, the educational requirement does not apply to any person who:

(a) Was a licensed administrator in any jurisdiction of the United States prior to January 1, 1983; or

(b) Was an administrator of a dual facility meeting the experience requirements pursuant to subsection (1)(a) of this section.

(4) Notwithstanding the requirements established under subsection (1) of this section, upon the request of the governing body of a hospital, as defined in ORS 442.015 (19), the board shall deem a health care administrator to have met the requirements for licensure as a nursing home administrator if the health care administrator possesses an advanced degree in management and has at least 10 years of experience in health care management. [1971 c.663 §6; 1973 c.827 §68; 1973 c.829 §58a; 1985 c.47 §3; 1987 c.544 §1; 1989 c.495 §2; 1995 c.667 §5; 2001 c.104 §260]

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