SENATE BILL No. 214
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 25-19-1-3.
Synopsis: Qualifications for health facility administrator. Requires an
individual seeking licensure as a health facility administrator to: (1)
complete an internship in a health facility; and (2) have either an
associate's degree or five years of long term care experience to meet the
component of satisfactorily completing a course of instruction and
Effective: July 1, 2008.
January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)
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SENATE BILL No. 214
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
professions and occupations.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 25-19-1-3; (08)IN0214.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 25-19-1-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 3. (a) The board may
issue licenses to qualified persons as health facility administrators and
shall establish qualification criteria for health facility administrators.
The board shall adopt rules establishing standards for the competent
practice of a health facility administrator. A person who applies to the
board to practice as a health facility administrator must:
(1) not have been convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on
the person's ability to practice competently;
(A) satisfactorily completed a course of instruction and
training prescribed by the board
which course shall be so that
as to content
sufficient knowledge of the needs properly to be served by
health facilities, laws governing the operation of health
facilities and the protection of the interests of patients
in health facilities,
and the elements of good health facilities
administration, and have either:
(i) an associate's degree; or
(ii) five (5) years of long term care experience; or
(B) presented evidence satisfactory to the board of sufficient
education, training, or experience in the foregoing fields to
administer, supervise, and manage a health facility;
(3) have satisfactorily completed an internship in a health
(3) (4) have passed an examination administered by the board and
designed to test for competence in the subject matter referred to
in subdivision (2). (2)(A).
(b) The board may issue a provisional license for a single period not
to exceed six (6) months for the purpose of enabling a qualified
individual to fill a health facility administrator position that has been
unexpectedly vacated. Before an individual is issued a provisional
license, the individual must fulfill the requirements in subdivision
(a)(1) in addition to complying with other standards and rules
established by the board.