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Chapter 393-6 DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Rule 393-6-.01 Grounds for Disciplinary Action

After notice and a hearing in accordance with the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act, as amended, the Board may discipline a nursing home administrator upon evidence that the administrator has

(a) violated any of the provisions of the law pertaining to the licensing of nursing home administrators or the rules and regulations of the Board pertaining thereto;
(b) been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude;
(c) practiced fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in securing or procuring a nursing home administrator license;
(d) is incompetent to engage in the practice of nursing home administration or to act as a nursing home administrator;
(e) committed acts of misconduct including fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in the operation of a nursing home under his/her jurisdiction;
(f) displayed an inability to practice a business or profession with reasonable skill and safety to the public or has become unable to practice the licensed business or profession with reasonable skill and safety to the public by reason of illness, use of alcohol, drugs, narcotics, chemicals, or any other type of material;
(g) practiced without a current valid license;
(h) wrongfully transferred or surrendered possession, either temporarily or permanently, his license or certificate to any other person;
(i) paid, given, has caused to be paid or given or offered to pay or to give to any person a commission or other valuable consideration for the solicitation or procurement, either directly or indirectly, of nursing home patronage;
(j) been guilty of fraudulent, misleading or deceptive advertising;
(k) falsely impersonated another licensee;
(l) failed to exercise a professional regard for the safety, health and life of the patient;
(m) willfully permitted unauthorized disclosure of information relating to a patient or his records; or
(n) discriminated in respect to patients, employees, or staff on account of race, religion, color, national origin or sex.

Rule 393-6-.02 Disciplinary Actions

(1) When the Board finds that any nursing home administrator should be disciplined in accordance with these rules and regulations, the Board may take any one or more of the following actions:
(a) administer a public or private reprimand which may include a fine, but a private reprimand shall not be disclosed to any person except the administrator; or
(b) suspend the administrator's license for a indefinite period; or
(c) revoke the administrator's license; or
(d) condition the penalty upon the administrator's submission to the care, counseling, or treatment of physicians or other professional persons, and the completion of such care, counseling, or treatment, as directed by the Board.
(2) In addition to and in conjunction with the foregoing actions, the Board may make a finding adverse to the administrator and impose judgment and penalty that may include a fine for each violation of a law, rule, or regulation relating to the licensed business or profession, but suspend enforcement thereof and place the administrator on probation, which probation may be vacated upon noncompliance with such reasonable terms as the Board may impose.