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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 95. Board of Long-Term Care Administrators
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing Home Administrators

18VAC95-20-10. Definitions.

A. The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the definitions ascribed to them in § 54.1-3100 of the Code of Virginia:


"Nursing home"

"Nursing home administrator"

B. The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context indicates otherwise:

"Accredited institution" means any degree-granting college or university accredited by an accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

"Active practice" means a minimum of 1,000 hours of practice as a licensed nursing home administrator within the preceding 24 months.

"AIT" means a person enrolled in the administrator-in-training program in nursing home administration in a licensed nursing home.

"Administrator-of-record" means the licensed nursing home administrator designated in charge of the general administration of the facility and identified as such to the facility's licensing agency.

"Approved sponsor" means an individual, business, or organization approved by NAB or by an accredited institution to offer continuing education programs in accordance with this chapter.

"Continuing education" means the educational activities that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, performance, and competence recognized as relevant to the nursing home administrator's professional responsibilities.

"Domains of Practice" means the content areas of tasks, knowledge, and skills necessary for administration of a nursing home as approved by NAB.

"Full time" means employment of at least 35 hours per week.

"Hour" means 50 minutes of participation in a program for obtaining continuing education.

"Internship" means a practicum or course of study as part of a degree or post-degree program designed especially for the preparation of candidates for licensure as nursing home administrators that involves supervision by an accredited college or university of the practical application of previously studied theory.

"NAB" means the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.

"National examination" means a test used by the board to determine the competence of candidates for licensure as administered by NAB or any other examination approved by the board.

"Preceptor" means a nursing home administrator currently licensed and registered or recognized by a nursing home administrator licensing board to conduct an administrator-in-training (AIT) program.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR500-01-2:1 § 1.1, eff. August 15, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 25, eff. October 9, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 24, eff. September 24, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 17, eff. June 15, 1994; Volume 15, Issue 4, eff. December 9, 1998; Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003; Volume 21, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2005; Volume 25, Issue 19, eff. June 24, 2009; Volume 29, Issue 20, eff. July 18, 2013; Volume 35, Issue 12, eff. March 6, 2019.

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