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North State Law helps North Carolina Nursing Home Administrators when they are facing licensing issues and complaints from the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.

Facing challenges from the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators, such as complaints, investigations, and potential disciplinary actions, can have a significant impact on your career as a North Carolina Nursing Home Administrator.

Such situations threaten not just your current position but also your future in the profession.
At North State Law, we commit ourselves to the defense of North Carolina Nursing Home Administrators’ professional licenses.

Led by Attorney Nick Dowgul, our team brings together a wealth of knowledge and comprehensive resources designed to protect your professional license against the scrutiny of the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.

If you encounter circumstances that put your Nursing Home Administrator License at risk, we encourage you to contact our team.

What documentation guides the profession of Nursing Home Administrator in the state of North Carolina?

In North Carolina, the role and responsibilities of Nursing Home Administrators are defined by two key legal documents:

North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 90, Article 20 (Nursing Home Administrator Act)

North Carolina Administrative Code Title 21, Chapter 37 (Nursing Home Administrator)

These documents outline the authority of the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators, training and fee requirements, and ethical guidelines for the profession.

If you’re working as a Nursing Home Administrator in North Carolina, it’s crucial to be familiar with these regulations. Knowing the details of these laws helps ensure you meet all professional standards and comply with state requirements.

Who makes up the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators?

The Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators in North Carolina is composed of seven members, all of whom have voting rights. The board’s composition is designed to ensure a diverse representation from the field of chronic care and treatment for the elderly. Key points about the board’s makeup include:

  • All members must be linked to professions or institutions involved with caring for chronically ill or infirm elderly patients.

  • No single profession or type of institution can represent a majority of the board.

  • Three members must be licensed nursing home administrators, with at least one from a for-profit and one from a nonprofit nursing home.

  • Four members are to be from the public, with no direct financial interest in nursing homes, serving as noninstitutional members.

What are the powers and functions of the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators?

The key aspects of the State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators’ responsibilities include:

Licensing Standards and Enforcement: The board sets standards to ensure nursing home administrators are of good character and suitably qualified through education, training, and experience. These standards aim to maintain high-quality care and management within nursing homes.

Examinations: The board administers examinations at least twice a year to assess whether individuals meet the necessary standards for licensing.

License Issuance and Compliance: Licenses are issued to individuals who meet the criteria outlined in specific General Statutes, and the board establishes procedures to ensure ongoing compliance with these standards.

Investigations and Actions on Complaints: The board receives, investigates, and takes appropriate actions on complaints alleging that a licensed nursing home administrator has failed to comply with the established standards.

Continuous Improvement and Training: The board is involved in continuous study and investigation to improve standards and enforcement procedures. It also oversees or provides training courses to meet the educational requirements for administrators.

Rule-making and Federal Compliance: The board creates rules and takes actions necessary for the proper performance of its duties and to meet federal requirements related to nursing home administration.

Record-Keeping: A register is maintained of all applications for licensing, including detailed information on each applicant’s qualifications, the board’s decisions, and any issued licenses.

These points highlight the board’s role in ensuring the professionalism and accountability of nursing home administrators through standards setting, licensing, compliance enforcement, and continuous improvement in the field.

What happens when the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators receives a complaint about a licensee?

When the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators receives a complaint against a licensee, it initiates a structured review process:

Formation of the Professional Standards Committee: The board’s chairperson appoints a Professional Standards Committee to handle the complaint. This committee includes another board member, the Executive Director, and legal counsel. Their task is to thoroughly review and investigate the complaint.

Board Decision on Disciplinary Action: After the committee completes its investigation, the board assesses the findings and decides on the appropriate disciplinary action, if necessary, against the licensee.

Notice of Hearing for Contested Cases: If the committee believes a contested case hearing is warranted, the licensee is issued a notice. This notice includes the date, time, place, and nature of the hearing, along with a brief description of the alleged facts and the specific rules and statutes involved.

Licensee’s Right to Respond: Licensees served with a notice of hearing have the opportunity to submit a written response to the allegations to the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.

Am I required to speak to an investigator or required to submit documentation if asked by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators?

There is no language in either North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 90, Article 20 (Nursing Home Administrator Act) or North Carolina Administrative Code Title 21, Chapter 37 (Nursing Home Administrator) that requires North Carolina Nursing Home Administrators who are under investigation to speak with an investigator or submit documentation.

If asked, it is not something you want to be confrontational about. You can simply politely decline the invitation to do so.

If an investigator is reaching out asking for an interview or documentation concerning a complaint into your NC Nursing Home Administrator License, contact an attorney who has experience handling cases in front of North Carolina licensing boards and state agencies for some advice about your situation.

Am I allowed to hire an attorney to represent me when handling complaints against my NC Nursing Home Administrator License?

Yes, as a North Carolina Nursing Home Administrator facing complaints against your license, you have the right to hire an attorney to represent you. Legal representation can provide valuable assistance in navigating the complaint process, responding to investigations, and addressing any allegations of violations effectively.

An attorney with experience in North Carolina Professional License Defense can offer guidance on the best strategies to protect your license and career.

How may an attorney be able to help me if I’m facing a complaint and investigation from the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators?

Hiring a North Carolina Professional Licensing Attorney when you’re facing a complaint or investigation regarding your North Carolina Nursing Home Administrator license is key to having someone knowledgeable about North Carolina licensing board procedures on your side. This attorney acts as your representative, aiming to protect your license and career.

The process related to a Nursing Home Administrator’s license being questioned involves various steps, including deadlines, requests for documents, interviews, and hearings.

Handling these elements on your own can become overwhelming, especially under the stress of the situation. Mistakes such as providing too much information, submitting unnecessary documents, or missing critical procedural steps can inadvertently damage your case.

Without the familiarity and understanding of the legal processes, you might not even realize the potential harm your actions could cause.

Bringing in legal representation later might limit their ability to mitigate any issues already caused by previous actions.

Therefore, consulting with a North Carolina professional licensing attorney early on is strongly recommended to ensure you have informed guidance from the start, reducing the risk of compromising your defense.

What are typical grounds for disciplinary measures against a Nursing Home Administrator's license in North Carolina?

The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators has the authority to suspend, revoke, or deny the issuance of a license, or can choose to reprimand or take disciplinary action against a licensee.

This action follows a formal hearing where the licensee is given proper notice and a chance to be heard, based on convincing evidence that the licensee committed one or multiple of the following:

  • Violating Board or specific health care facility regulations.
  • Criminal conviction or plea indicating unfitness for the profession.
  • Fraud or deceit in obtaining a license.
  • Incompetence in nursing home administration.
  • Misrepresentation or fraud in professional capacity.
  • Misconduct in nursing home operation.
  • Substance addiction or dependence.
  • Practicing without biennial registration.
  • Illegally transferring or surrendering a license.
  • Offering bribes for nursing home patronage.
  • Engaging in fraudulent advertising.
  • Impersonating another licensee.
  • Neglecting patient safety, health, or life.
  • Unauthorized disclosure of patient information.
  • Discriminating against patients or staff based on protected characteristics.

Contact North State Law

If you are a North Carolina Nursing Home Administrator, and you’re facing licensing issues, don’t let your worries and questions weigh on you.

North State Law has experience handling cases in front of North Carolina Licensing Boards and State Agencies.

Contact Nick Dowgul and his team at North State Law today to learn more about what you’re facing.

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