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P.L. 1997, CHAPTER 110, approved June 3, 1997
Assembly, No. 1981
An Act concerning the membership of the Nursing Home Administrator's Licensing Board and amending P.L.1968, c.356.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 10 of P.L.1968, c.356 (C.30:11-20) is amended to read as follows:
10. The Commissioner of the Department of Health subject to the approval of the Governor, shall appoint a Nursing Home Administrator's Licensing Board which shall consist of the Commissioner of the Department of [Institutions and Agencies] Human Services; the Commissioner of the Department of Health, and seven nursing home administrators of recognized ability, two of whom shall be registered nurses who are graduates of accredited schools of nursing, licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing to practice nursing in this State, one of whom shall be a fellow of the American College of Nursing Home Administrators, one of whom shall be a member of the American College of Nursing Home Administrators, one of whom shall be an administrator of a governmentally operated nursing home, one of whom shall be an administrator of a nonprofit home for the aged with a licensed infirmary, and one of whom shall be [a physician licensed to practice medicine in this State] an administrator of a proprietary nursing home. There shall be appointed six additional members who shall be representative of the professions and institutions concerned with the care and treatment of chronically ill or infirm elderly patients other than nursing home administrators or persons associated with nursing homes, one of whom shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine in this State, but in no event shall a majority of the board be representative of a single professional or institutional category. Any noninstitutional member of the board, which does not include nursing home administrators, shall have no direct financial interest in nursing homes. Each member of the board
who is a nursing home administrator shall have a minimum of not less than five years experience as an administrator in the supervision of a convalescent home or private nursing home and shall at all times be licensed as a nursing home administrator pursuant to the [term] terms of this act. The board shall be appointed for terms of four years, except when appointed to complete an unexpired term. Members whose terms shall expire shall hold office until appointment of their successors. Members may be reappointed for one additional term. They shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
(cf: P.L.1975, c.8, s.1)
2. This act shall take effect immediately and apply to appropriate vacancies which occur on the board after the effective date.
This bill modifies the membership of the Nursing Home Administrator's Licensing Board by replacing the member who is a physician-administrator with a member who is an administrator of a proprietary nursing home. The bill continues to require that a physician be on the board as one of the other members.
Modifies membership of the Nursing Home Administrator's Licensing Board.