NYS DOH: Reminder NYS LNHA 2019 Renewals

Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

The NYS DOH is sending out reminders of the upcoming nursing home administrator license registration renewal which expires on December 31, 2019. To date the NYS DOH has received over 200 registrations from AORs for the 2020-2021 period and would like to continue receiving additional registrations as soon as possible to avoid referring illegal practitioners to the Board during this registration period. 

Section 2896-g(5) of the New York State Public Health Law states that a practicing nursing home administrator who fails to apply and qualify for registration before the first day of the next ensuing biennial registration period shall be an illegal practitioner whose license may be suspended or revoked and who may be subjected to a civil penalty, censured or reprimanded by the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators 

Please use the link below to access the application and follow the directions for “Registration Renewal”. A new PDF fillable application replaces the previous Word Application for Registration as a Nursing Home Administrator. Your application may be typed and saved on your computer. The application also includes directions, if you wish to become voluntary inactive. 

https://www.health.ny.gov/forms/doh-642.pdf 

  • Please also note that the Continuing Education Report has been updated and streamlined with an attestation.
  • The NAB number is being collected for audit but is an optional field and can be left blank. We cannot assist with finding your NAB number.
  • You may submit your registration, as soon as you have completed the 48 clock hours of qualifying continuing education. Please be advised it is recommended that these clock hours be completed over the course of the two-year period (1/1/18-12/31/19) to avoid noncompliance.
  • There is no limit on the number of distance learning/on-line course clock hours than can be claimed toward satisfying the continuing education requirement. However, the course(s) must be pre-approved by a designated continuing education provider.
  • For more information, please visit the Nursing Home Administrator web pages at: 

www.health.ny.gov/professionals/nursing_home_administrator/licensure_program/ 

You must print, sign and notarize the completed application, and mail along with the requisite fee ($40). The Board must approve your application prior to the expiration date of your current registration to avoid a lapse in your registered status. Your application should be submitted as quickly as possible to allow enough time to address any identified deficiencies prior to the expiration date of your current registration. 

Your completed application, along with the requisite fee, should be submitted to:

New York State Department of Health
Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
Bureau of Professional Credentialing
875 Central Avenue
Albany, New York  12206

It is unlawful for you to practice or represent yourself as the Administrator-of-Record of a nursing home in New York State in the absence of a current New York State registration. Doing so may result in sanctions by the Board. 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the New York State Department of Health's Bureau of Professional Credentialing at profcred@health.ny.gov or 1-877-877-1827. 

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Director, Educational Development & Grant Mgmt
518-462-4800 x16