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HEALTH LICENSING OFFICE,
NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS BOARD

 

DIVISION 60

STANDARD OF PRACTICE AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

853-060-0000

Standards of Practice

The board adopts the following standards of practice to establish and maintain a high standard of integrity and dignity in the profession of nursing home administrators. A licensee must:

(1) Develop policies which govern the continuing care and related medical and other services provided by the facility which reflects the facility’s person-centered philosophy;

(2) Maintain a clean and safe environment to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of residents and staff in the licensee's facility;

(3) Ensure a quality of care and quality of life that is consistent with the health and safety of the residents in the facility. This includes, but is not limited to, the promotion of care, related medical and other services provided by the facility to assist each resident to attain or maintain the highest practicable mental, physical, and psychosocial well being to the extent it is consistent with the resident’s wishes;

(4) Participate with the ownership, management, or facility governing board to plan, implement, and evaluate written policies and procedures to promote facility systems to function properly and ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations;

(5) Communicate and problem solve regularly with the governing body, department heads, facility staff and residents to allocate resources properly. The nursing home administrator must foster effective communication and problem solving between management, staff, residents, family, community, and all parties involved to ensure appropriate management and operation of the facility and to provide for residents’ rights, health, safety, and welfare; and

(6) Plan, implement, and evaluate an integrated financial program for the facility which ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations; quality of care and life; and appropriate and accurate billing for services.

Stat. Auth.: 676.615, 678.820
Stats. Implemented: ORS 678.720, 678.725, 678.780, 678.820
Hist.: NHAB 1-2011, f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

853-060-0010

Standards of Professional Conduct

The Board adopts the following standards of professional conduct to protect the public against unprofessional conduct on the part of nursing home administrators. A licensee must:

(1) Comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning the operation and reimbursement of nursing homes and/or nursing home administrators. The licensed nursing home administrator shall cooperate with any investigation of these regulatory bodies;

(2) Exercise appropriate supervision and responsibility over the activities of nursing home personnel;

(3) Protect resident rights as required by state and federal laws including, but not limited to, the protection against abuse, neglect, and other mistreatment pursuant to ORS 676.150 and 678.725;

(4) Possess and maintain the competencies necessary to effectively perform the responsibilities as a nursing home administrator, including but not limited to:

(a) Exercising ethical and professional decision making and judgment;

(b) Assuming leadership in the facility;

(c) Exemplifying an administrative philosophy congruent with the mission and goals of the organization as well as generally accepted standards;

(d) Planning, organizing, and directing those responsibilities delegated to the administrator by the ownership, management, or governing board of the facility and inherent in the role of an administrator;

(e) Abiding by and keeping confidential resident information; and

(f) Keeping current with standards of practice; and

(5) Take appropriate steps to avoid discrimination against residents on basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation or any other factor that may be discriminatory or not related to bona fide requirements of quality care.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.615, 678.820
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.150, 678.710, 678.725, 678.780, 678.820
Hist.: NHAB 1-2011, f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

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