To qualify for a nursing home administrator license, an applicant must successfully complete a board approved nursing home administrator-in-training (AIT) program as described below:
(1) The AIT program must:
(a) Be under the guidance and supervision of a qualified preceptor as described in WAC 246-843-095
(b) Be designed to provide for individual learning experiences and instruction based upon the person's academic background, training, and experience;
(c) Provide for a broad range of experience with a close working relationship between preceptor and AIT. A sponsoring facility of less than fifty beds will be considered for an AIT program only if there is a board approved plan to broaden the AIT experience with an equal percentage of experience in a larger facility;
(d) Be described in a prospectus signed by the preceptor. The prospectus must include a description of the rotation through departments. The board must approve the prospectus before the AIT program start date.
(2) The AIT program prospectus shall include the following components:
(a) A minimum of ninety percent of the required AIT program hours are spent in a rotation through each department of a resident occupied nursing home licensed under chapter 18.51
RCW or a Washington state veterans home established under chapter 72.36
(b) The remaining ten percent of the AIT program will include:
(i) A written project assignment including at least one problem-solving assignment to improve the nursing home or nursing home procedures. A description of the project must be submitted in writing to the board and approved before the AIT program start date. The description of the project should indicate the definition of the project and method of approach such as data gathering. A project report that includes possible alternatives, conclusions, and final recommendations to improve the facility or procedure is to be submitted to the board for approval at least ten days before the scheduled end date of the AIT program;
(ii) Planned reading and writing assignments as designated by the preceptor; and
(iii) Other planned learning experiences including learning about other health and social services agencies in the community.
(3) The AIT program must be approved by the board before the AIT may begin the program.
(4) Quarterly written reports to the board shall include a detailed outline of AIT activities during the reporting period. Reports must be submitted by both the AIT and preceptor.
(5) Changes in the AIT program, including a change of preceptor, facility or topic, must be immediately reported in writing to the board. A request for change must be in writing and explain why the change is needed. The request must be co-signed by the AIT and the approved preceptor. In cases where the preceptor is no longer available, the request may be signed by the governing body. Only two changes for the duration of the AIT program will be allowed.
(6) A site visit by a board member will take place before the program plan is considered complete.
(7) The board may withdraw approval or alter conditions under which approval was given if the board finds that the approved program has not been or is not being followed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.52.061
. WSR 19-19-050, § 246-843-090, filed 9/13/19, effective 10/14/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.52.061
, and chapter 18.52
RCW. WSR 16-17-127, § 246-843-090, filed 8/23/16, effective 9/23/16. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.52
RCW. WSR 00-01-070, § 246-843-090, filed 12/13/99, effective 1/13/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.52.061
. WSR 95-07-128, § 246-843-090, filed 3/22/95, effective 4/22/95; WSR 93-23-034, § 246-843-090, filed 11/10/93, effective 12/11/93; WSR 93-13-004 (Order 371B), § 246-843-090, filed 6/3/93, effective 7/4/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.52.100
. WSR 91-24-050 (Order 217B), § 246-843-090, filed 11/27/91, effective 12/28/91; WSR 91-06-060 (Order 141B), recodified as § 246-843-090, filed 3/1/91, effective 4/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.52.100
(14). WSR 87-02-008 (Order PM 633), § 308-54-090, filed 12/29/86; Order PL 260, § 308-54-090, filed 12/10/76; Order PL 164, § 308-54-090, filed 3/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order PL 107, § 308-54-090, filed 3/3/71.]