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Chapter 393-5 RENEWAL AND REINSTATEMENT PROCESS

Rule 393-5-.01 Renewal of License. Amended

(1) Nursing Home Administrator licenses shall expire on December 31st of each odd-numbered year.
(2) 40 hours of CE must be obtained within the current two year active licensure cycle (i.e. between January 1st of every even numbered year after the expiration date, through December 31st of the subsequent odd numbered year/next expiration date), except as indicated below.
(3) It is the responsibility of the licensee to maintain records of CE hours obtained per renewal for a period of three years.
(4) The continuing education requirement for the first renewal of a license which was issued in even numbered years shall be twenty (20) hours in any combination of the categories set out in Rule Chapter 393-13.
(5) Licensees obtaining initial licensure in odd numbered years shall not be required to obtain any continuing education hours prior to the first renewal cycle. The passing of the national examination at any time during the biennium shall be equal to twenty (20) hours of continuing education.

Rule 393-5-.02 Late Renewal and Late Re-Approvals

1. Each NHA license will expire and must be renewed by December 31st of odd numbered years.

A NHA license not renewed by December 31st of odd numbered year will be considered a late renewal until March 31st of the following even numbered year by the payment of the current renewal fee, plus an additional 50% of the renewal fee. Late renewal applications must be accompanied by proof that all CE requirements have been met for the biennium.

2. Each Preceptor and/or Training site Board approval will expire and must be reapproved by December 31 of odd numbered years. A Preceptor and/or Training Site not reapproved by December 31st of odd numbered years will be considered a late reapproval until March 31st of the following even numbered year by the payment of the current reapproval administrative fee, plus an additional 50% of the reapproval administrative fee.
3. An individual may NOT practice as a nursing home administrator, or provide preceptor services and/or provide a training site for AITs, if the NHA license has not been renewed, or the preceptor and/or training site reapproved, by December 31st of odd numbered years.

Rule 393-5-.03 License Reinstatement. Amended

(1) Failure to renew a license within three (3) months of its expiration date shall have the same effect as a surrender or revocation.
(2) Reinstatement shall be at the discretion of the Board.
(3) In order to be considered for the reinstatement of a surrendered or revoked license, the applicant must submit a completed reinstatement application, pay the required fee and meet one of the following criteria:
(a) If the license has been lapsed for two (2) years or less from the date of expiration, the applicant for reinstatement must provide certificates of completion of forty (40) contact hours or 4.0 CEUs directly related to the practice of Nursing Home Administrator obtained within two years preceding the date of the application as outlined in Rule Chapter 393-13.
(b) If the license has been lapsed for more than two (2) years, but less than five (5) years from the date of expiration, the applicant must provide certificates of completion of eighty (80) contact hours or 8.0 CEUs directly related to the practice of Nursing Home Administrator obtained within two years preceding the date of the application as outlined in Rule Chapter 393-13.
(c) If the license has been lapsed for five (5) or more years from date of expiration, the applicant must provide verification of having retaken and passed the NAB exam within one year of the date of the application.
(d) If an applicant for reinstatement has been practicing as a Nursing Home Administrator in an approved state or jurisdiction, and holds a current unencumbered license, for a period of at least two (2) years preceding the date of the reinstatement application, the applicant must provide a current, official verification of licensure from the state or jurisdictions licensing authority, and certificates of completion of forty (40) contact hours or 4.0 CEUs directly related to the practice of Nursing Home Administrator within two (2) years preceding the date of the application as outlined in Rule Chapter 393-13.
(4) The continuing education requirement for the first renewal of licenses which were reinstated in even numbered years shall be twenty (20) hours in any combination of the categories set out in Rule Chapter 393-13.
(5) Reinstated licenses issued in odd numbered years shall not be required to obtain any continuing education hours prior to the first renewal cycle.
(6) A surrendered or revoked license, due to other factors not related to allowing a license to expire, is subject to reinstatement at the discretion of the Board. The Board may restore or reissue a license and as a condition thereof may impose any disciplinary action.

Rule 393-5-.04 Revocation

The Board shall have the authority to revoke a license of licensee pursuant to O.C.G.A. 43-1-19 and O.C.G.A. 43-25-5. The voluntary surrender of a license or the failure to renew a license in accordance with these rules shall have the same effect as a revocation of said license.