License Renewals: The Renewal Process
Renewal of Active License:
A license expires on the second anniversary of its effective date, unless the license is renewed for a 2-year term. At least one month before the license expires, the Board sends notices to the licensee, by first-class mail to the last known address of the licensee.
The licensee may renew the license for an additional 2-year term, if the licensee:
- Pays the renewal fee;
- Submits to the Board: A renewal application and satisfactory evidence of compliance with any continuing education and other qualifications and requirements; and
- Otherwise is entitled to be license.
Reinstatement of Expired License:
The Board shall reinstate the license of a nursing home administrator who has failed to renew the license for any reasons, if the licensee:
- Has not had the license suspended or revoked;
- Meets the renewal requirements above;
- Pays the reinstatement fee;
- Submits to the Board satisfactory evidence of compliance with the qualifications and requirements established under §9-312.
The Board may not reinstate the license of a nursing home administrator who fails to apply for reinstatement of the license within 5 years after the license expires. However, the nursing home administrator may become licensed by meeting the current requirements for obtaining a new license.
If an individual has been licensed by the Board to practice as a nursing home administrator in the State, the individual may be licensed subsequently as a nursing home administrator on inactive status, retaining the licensee’s original license number. A licensee’s inactive status expires on the second anniversary of its effective date, unless the licensee renews the inactive status for a 2-year term.
The Board shall place a licensee on inactive status if the licensee submits to the Board:
- An application for inactive status; and
- The inactive status fee.
The Board shall provide a licensee who is on inactive status written notification of:
- The date that the licensee’s inactive status becomes effective;
- The date that the licensee’s 2-year term of inactive status expires; and
- The consequences of not renewing inactive status before expiration of the 2-year term of inactive status, and not resuming active status within the 5-year period of inactive status, beginning on the first day of inactive status.
A nursing home administrator whose inactive license expires before the nursing home administrator returns to active licensure shall meet the reinstatement requirements of §9-312.
Reactivation of Inactive License:
The Board shall issue a license to a licensee who is on inactive status if the licensee:
- Completes an application form for reactivation of a license before expiration of the 2-year term of inactive status;
- Complies with the renewal requirements in effect at the time the licensee seeks to reactivate the license;
- Meets the continuing education requirements set by the Board;
- Has not practiced as a nursing home administrator in the State while on inactive status;
- Pays all appropriate fees;
- Has been on inactive status for less than 5 years; and
- Is otherwise entitled to be licensed.