HOUSE BILL No. 5030

 

 

September 27, 2017, Introduced by Reps. Liberati, Green, Schor, Bizon, Peterson, Yanez, Brann, Sowerby, Hughes, Lucido, Pagan, Maturen, Wittenberg, Ellison, Noble, Chang, Yaroch, Farrington, Lasinski, Geiss, Camilleri and Jones and referred to the Committee on Law and Justice.

 

     A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled

 

"Public health code,"

 

by amending sections 17309 and 17313 (MCL 333.17309 and 333.17313),

 

as added by 2001 PA 139, and by adding section 17312.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 17309. (1) The department shall issue a license

 

certificate of licensure as a nursing home administrator to a

 

person an individual who fulfills the requirements of this section

 

or section 17315.

 

     (2) An applicant for licensure as a nursing home administrator

 

shall have satisfactorily completed a course of instruction and

 

training approved by the department, which course shall be designed

 


as to content and be administered as to present sufficient

 

knowledge of all of the following:

 

     (a) The needs properly to be served by a nursing home.

 

     (b) The laws governing the operation of a nursing home and the

 

protection of the interests of a patient in a nursing home.

 

     (c) The elements of good nursing home administration.

 

     (3) An applicant for licensure as a nursing home administrator

 

shall present evidence satisfactory to the department of sufficient

 

education and training in the fields of study described in

 

subsection (2) or shall have been employed as a chief executive or

 

administrative officer at a hospital licensed under article 17 for

 

not less than 5 of the 7 years immediately preceding the date of

 

application for a license under this part.

 

     (4) Subject to section 16178, an applicant for licensure as a

 

nursing home administrator shall also present evidence acceptable

 

to the department of having passed an examination acceptable to the

 

board and the department. The examination shall be designed to test

 

for competence in the fields of study described in subsection (2).

 

     (5) An applicant for licensure as a nursing home administrator

 

shall be of good moral character and meet any additional

 

qualifications as may be required by rule of the department and

 

board, including, but not limited to, the training required under

 

section 17312.

 

     Sec. 17312. (1) The department, in consultation with the

 

board, shall promulgate rules requiring an applicant for initial

 

licensure or for license renewal to complete training on

 

identifying a patient of a nursing home who is an adult in need of


protective services. The training described in this section applies

 

to a license renewal beginning with the first renewal cycle after

 

the rules are promulgated and for an initial license granted 5 or

 

more years after the rules are promulgated.

 

     (2) As used in this section, "adult in need of protective

 

services" means that term as defined in section 11 of the social

 

welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.11.

 

     Sec. 17313. (1) Subject to sections 16201 and 16204, the

 

department shall not issue a renewal license unless the licensee

 

presents satisfactory evidence to the department that the licensee

 

has participated in continuing education courses of not less than

 

18 clock hours' duration approved by the board and department, for

 

each year subsequent to the expiration of the individual's last

 

license.

 

     (2) The continuing education courses required under subsection

 

(1) shall contain subjects related to the practice of nursing home

 

administration acceptable to the board and the department and shall

 

include the training required under section 17312.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.