Qualifications of an ALF Administrator

Qualifications and responsibilities of a CBRF administrator

As the administrator of a community residential care facility, you are entrusted with an enormous amount of responsibility. Think about it; you are ultimately responsible for EVERYTHING that happens in the facility, clinical care, food service, census, it is on your shoulders. It takes a dedicated, detail-oriented person to run a community, in addition to the following regulation, provided by Wisconsin DHFS as to the qualifications and responsibilities of a CBRF administrator:

DHS 83.15 Administrator.

(1)  Qualifications. The administrator of a CBRF shall be at least 21 years of age and exhibit the capacity to respond to the needs of the residents and manage the complexity of the CBRF. The administrator shall have any one of the following qualifications:

(a) An associate degree or higher from an accredited college in a health care related field.

(b) A bachelor’s degree in a field other than in health care from an accredited college and one year experience working in a health care related field having direct contact with one or more of the client groups identified under s. DHS 83.02 (16).

(c) A bachelor’s degree in a field other than in health care from an accredited college and have successfully completed an assisted living administrator’s training course approved by the department or the department’s designee.

(d) At least 2 years experience working in a health care related field having direct contact with one or more of the client groups identified under s. DHS 83.02 (16) and have successfully completed an assisted living administrator’s training course approved by the department or the department’s designee.

(e) A valid nursing home administrator’s license issued by the department of safety and professional services.

(2) Persons who are the qualified administrator of record with the department of a CBRF on April 1, 2009, shall be exempt from the qualification requirements specified under sub. (1).

(3) Responsibilities.

(a) The administrator shall supervise the daily operation of the CBRF, including but not limited to, resident care and services, personnel, finances, and physical plant. The administrator shall provide the supervision necessary to ensure that the residents receive proper care and treatment, that their health and safety are protected and promoted and that their rights are respected.

(b) The administrator shall be responsible for the training and competency of all employees.

(c) A qualified resident care staff shall be designated as in charge whenever the administrator is absent from the CBRF.

Top Takeaway:

  • (c) A qualified resident care staff shall be designated as in charge whenever the administrator is absent from the CBRF.

If you are not in the building or unavailable, you must assign someone to fill in for your absence. There must be a person dedicated to upholding the standards and regulations for the community.

 

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