Nurses

ORS 678.720
Prohibited acts relating to administration of nursing homes


(1)

Unless an individual holds an active license issued under the provisions of ORS 678.710 (Definitions for ORS 678.710 to 678.820) to 678.820 (Duties and powers of board and Health Licensing Office), an individual may not:

(a)

Practice or offer to practice as a nursing home administrator; or

(b)

Use in connection with the name of the individual the words or letters “nursing home administrator,” “NHA” or any other words, letters or abbreviations or insignia tending to indicate that the individual is a licensed nursing home administrator.

(2)

A nursing home shall be conducted or operated under the supervision of a nursing home administrator who holds an active license issued under the provisions of ORS 678.710 (Definitions for ORS 678.710 to 678.820) to 678.820 (Duties and powers of board and Health Licensing Office). [1971 c.663 §2; 2009 c.768 §15; 2013 c.314 §18]
Note: The amendments to 678.720 (Prohibited acts relating to administration of nursing homes) by section 6, chapter 61, Oregon Laws 2018, become operative January 1, 2022. See section 32, chapter 61, Oregon Laws 2018. The text that is operative on and after January 1, 2022, is set forth for the user’s convenience.
678.720 (Prohibited acts relating to administration of nursing homes). (1)(a) Unless an individual holds an active license issued under ORS 678.710 (Definitions for ORS 678.710 to 678.820) to 678.820 (Duties and powers of board and Health Licensing Office), an individual may not:

(A)

Practice or offer to practice as a nursing home administrator; or

(B)

Use in connection with the name of the individual the words or letters “nursing home administrator,” “NHA” or any other words, letters or abbreviations or insignia tending to indicate that the individual is a licensed nursing home administrator.

(b)

A nursing home must be conducted or operated under the supervision of a nursing home administrator who holds an active license issued under ORS 678.710 (Definitions for ORS 678.710 to 678.820) to 678.820 (Duties and powers of board and Health Licensing Office).

(2)

(a) Unless an individual holds an active license issued under ORS 678.710 (Definitions for ORS 678.710 to 678.820) to 678.820 (Duties and powers of board and Health Licensing Office), an individual may not:

(A)

Practice or offer to practice as a residential care facility administrator; or

(B)

Use in connection with the name of the individual the words or letters “residential care facility administrator,” “RCFA” or any other words, letters or abbreviations or insignia tending to indicate that the individual is a licensed residential care facility administrator.

(b)

Subject to rules adopted under paragraph (c) of this subsection, a residential care facility must be conducted or operated under the supervision of a residential care facility administrator who holds an active license issued under ORS 678.710 (Definitions for ORS 678.710 to 678.820) to 678.820 (Duties and powers of board and Health Licensing Office).

(c)

The Department of Human Services shall adopt rules to allow a residential care facility to be operated by an individual who is not a residential care facility administrator who holds an active license under ORS 678.710 (Definitions for ORS 678.710 to 678.820) to 678.820 (Duties and powers of board and Health Licensing Office) in transitional, emergency and similar situations.
Chapter 678

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disclosure by Board of Nursing of names, business and home addresses of registered and licensed practical nurses, (1982) Vol. 42, p 382; licensing requirements for hospital technicians employed by state correctional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188


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