Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
The Michigan Board of Nursing Home Administrators was created under Article 19 of Public Act 299 of 1980, as amended, the Occupational Code, to license nursing home administrators in Michigan. Public Act 139 of 2001 transferred the Board of Nursing Home Administrators, and its authority, to the Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended.
The practice of a nursing home administrator, as defined in the Public Health Code, means planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the total operation of the nursing home on behalf of the governing board or owner of a nursing home.
The Public Health Code mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board. Underlying all duties is the responsibility of the board to promote and protect the public's health, safety, and welfare. The Board implements this responsibility by ascertaining minimal entry-level competency of nursing home administrators. The Board also has the obligation to take disciplinary action against licensees who have adversely affected the public's health, safety and welfare.
The Michigan Board of Nursing Home Administrators consists of 9 voting members: 6 nursing home administrators and 3 public members.