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LeadingAge NY Proposes Changes in Nursing Home Administrator Licensure Requirements

(May 14, 2024) The NYS Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) discussed modifying the licensure requirements for nursing home administrators at its May 1st meeting. LeadingAge NY presented to the Board on the need to update regulations and policies to ensure that they promote a well-qualified and appropriately sized pool of administrators and that they do not create unnecessary roadblocks for excellent candidates.

LeadingAge NY developed a number of proposals that were discussed in the meeting, including proposals to allow greater flexibility in required coursework, in the "Administrator in Training" (AIT) program requirements and the experience that can substitute for AIT time, and in reciprocal licensure for nursing home administrators licensed in other states.

The BENHA members expressed interest in updating the regulations and in the proposals advanced by LeadingAge NY. They also raised the possibility of adopting the Health Services Executive (HSE) credential created by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). The HSE is a broad-based credential that allows administrators to practice along the senior living and health services continuum and across states. In 24 states, the HSE is recognized as a substitute for nursing home administrator licensure.

The BENHA will meet again in October to consider regulatory changes. LeadingAge NY will keep members apprised of developments in the process. The meeting recording is here, and the meeting agenda is here.

Contact: Karen Lipson, klipson@leadingageny.org