(a) An assisted living home shall have on staff an administrator who is at least 21 years of age and meets the requirements of 7 AAC 75.215, 7 AAC 75.220, and this section.

(b) If the administrator does not manage the daily operation of the home, the administrator, or the governing body of a larger organization responsible for the home, shall appoint a resident manager who meets the requirements for an administrator under this chapter.

(c) In addition to the other requirements of this chapter, an individual may not serve as an administrator of an assisted living home unless the individual meets the training and experience requirements of this subsection. The licensing agency will accept a baccalaureate or higher degree in gerontology, health administration, or another health-related field in place of all or part of the required experience, if the degree work serves, to the licensing agency’s satisfaction, as an equivalent to the required experience. Training and experience requirements are as follows:

(1) for a home licensed to serve 1-10 residents, the individual must fulfill at least one of the following requirements:

(A) the individual must complete an approved management or administrator training course and have at least one year of documented experience, relevant to the population of residents to be served, as a care provider, if the administrator will be providing direct care in the home;

(B) the individual must

(i) complete a certified nurse aide training program that the Board of Nursing has approved under 12 AAC 44.830, or that is equivalent in content to the requirements of 12 AAC 44.835(c); and
(ii) have at least one year of documented experience, relevant to the population of residents to be served, as a care provider;

(C) the individual must have at least two years of documented experience, relevant to the population of residents to be served, as a care provider, with documented skills or training relevant to the population of residents to be served;

(D) the individual must have sufficient documented experience in an out-of home care facility, and sufficient training, education, or other similar experience to fulfill the duties of an administrator of the type and size of home where the individual is to be employed and to meet the needs of the population of residents to be served; an administrator under this subparagraph is subject to licensing agency approval on a case-by-case basis; for purposes of this subparagraph, an out-of-home care facility includes a foster care home, a board and care
home, and a nursing home;

(2) for a home licensed to serve 11 or more residents, or if operating multiple homes with a total capacity of 11 or more residents, the administrator must fulfill at least one of the following requirements:

(A) the individual must complete an approved management or administrator training course and have at least two years of documented experience, relevant to the population of residents to be served, as a care provider, if the administrator will be providing direct care in the home;

(B) the individual must
(i) complete a certified nurse aide training program that the Board of Nursing has approved under 12 AAC 44.830, or that is equivalent in content to the requirements of 12 AAC 44.835(c); and
(ii) have at least two years of documented experience, relevant to the population of residents to be served, as a care provider;

(C) the individual must have at least five years of documented experience, relevant to the population of residents to be served, as an administrator or staff supervisor of a home serving 10 or fewer residents;

(D) the individual must submit proof that the individual is a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse with documented experience relevant to the population of residents to be served.

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