Board Information

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Montana, all Montana Department of Labor & Industry offices are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff.  Our services are available through remote delivery.  We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.


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Welcome to the Montana Board of Nursing Home Administrators

The Montana Board of Nursing Home Administrators is pleased to share with you the licensing and regulatory information for nursing home administrators. Within this website you will find information on what is needed to become licensed, verify who is already licensed, and learn the statutory and regulatory requirements if you are licensed. You can also learn of board meetings and agenda topics, see the latest news and view frequently asked questions. You can start your search for information by choosing from board information topics to the left on each tab.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Board of Nursing Home Administrators is to protect the health, safety and well being of Montana citizens through the licensing of competent health professionals and by the regulation of the related practices to promote the delivery of quality health care. 

Helpful Hint:  The primary communication method for the division is e-mail. Make sure your e-mail address is current in the database. Also keep your preferred mailing address current. You can update your e-mail and mailing address by clicking on the "Change Address" link under the "Quick Links" section on this website.

For general questions, please feel free to contact the Board office at dlibsdnha@mt.gov

The Montana Board of Nursing Home Administrators makes every effort to include relevant and current information pertaining to licensing and regulation on our website.

Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in contacting the Montana Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

 

If you are already licensed, have applied for a license, are about to apply for a license, or are renewing your license from the Board of Nursing Home Administrators:

Professional Licensing Customer Service:

(406) 444-6880

DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV

 

If you have scope of practice questions or comments for the Board of Nursing Home Administrators:

Linda Grief, Executive Officer

(406) 841-2395

DLIBSDNHA@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about continuing education:

(406) 444-5696

AUDIT@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about filing a complaint against a licensee:

(406) 841-2312

DLIBSDCOMPLAINTS@MT.GOV


Mailing Address:

Board of Nursing Home Administrators

PO Box 200513

Helena, MT 59620-0513

 

Physical Address:

Board of Nursing Home Administrators

301 S. Park Avenue

4th Floor

Helena, MT 59620

Board Events

Board meetings are usually held several times a year.
Meeting minutes are posted within 3 days of board approval.

In general, Board meetings are open to the public.
There are certain meetings or parts (Screening Panel and Executive Session), which are closed to the public.

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, all board meetings will be held by conference call until further notice.  No outside participants or stakeholders            will be allowed access in the building.  Please attend by phone.

Board Members

Board members are appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation.
Members serve 5 year terms with no limit on the number of terms a member may serve.

Individual Board Members can be contacted by email at dlibsdnha@mt.gov. In your message please specify which board member you would like to contact. For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Governor’s Office link for Board Members and Councils at http://boards.mt.gov/.

Kathryn Beaty - Chair, Nursing Home Administrator
Carla Neiman - Vice Chair, Institution with Care of Chronically Ill or Aged
William Bronson, Institution with Care of Chronically Ill or Aged
Thomas Klotz, Nursing Home Administrator
Ryan Tooke, Nursing Home Administrator
Theresa Cox, Public Member
Vacant - EX Officio Member, Non-voting- Selected by DPHHS

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Nursing Home Administrator

The following outlines general license information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements. 

An application checklist can be found here.

A. Application Fee:
1. Application by examination - $225.00
2. Application by examination and temporary license - $425.00
3. Application by credential - $500.00

B. Requirements:

1. Licenses by Examination - Submit an application with 1200 points being the minimum documenting a combination of education, training and experience. Verification of the documentation must also be provided. Submit the required fee. Must pass both the written exam by the National Association of Boards and the Montana Jurisprudence Examination.

2. Temporary Licenses - Submit an application with 1200 points being the minimum documenting a combination of education, training and experience. Verification of the documentation must also be provided. Submit the required fee. Must pass the Montana Jurisprudence Examination. The temporary license is an interim license until the written exam by the National Association of Boards is taken and passed by the applicant.

3. Licenses by Credential - Submit an application with 1200 points being the minimum documenting a combination of education, training and experience. Verification of the documentation must also be provided. Submit the required fee. Must pass both the written exam by the National Association of Boards and the Montana Jurisprudence Examination. Must hold a current valid unencumbered license in another state or jurisdiction and submit license verification.

C. Education Requirements: Training and/or college education may be counted toward points to meet the minimum application points of 1200.

D. Experience Requirements: Management experience in health care, direct and/or indirect may be counted toward points to meet the minimum application points of 1200.

E. Exam Information: Attain a passing scaled score, as determined by the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators on an examination administered by the Professional Examination Service or the National Association of Boards. Attain a score of at least 90% on the Montana Jurisprudence Examination.

F. Renewal Period: Nov. 1 - Jan. 1
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Feb. 15

G. Renewal Fee: Active and Late $235 / Inactive $100

H. Continuing Education Requirements: 20 hours approved by the Board per year. Approved Continuing Education Providers

I. Other Special License Requirements: A current resume.

Exam Information

Two examinations must be passed to receive a license to practice as a nursing home administrator in the State of Montana. The first examination is the Jurisprudence Examination, which is an open book examination on the laws and rules pertaining to the licensure and regulation of a nursing home administrator AND laws and rules pertaining to the Department of Public Health and Human Services licensure and regulation of facilities. This examination is intended to give the applicant the opportunity to demonstrate familiarity with the regulations of the facility and as a nursing home administrator. The statutes and rules for the Department of Public Health and Human Services are available here:

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Department:
Public Health and Human Services, Title 37
Chapter:
106 Health Care Facilities
Subchapter:

The laws and rules for the nursing home administrator are available at the regulations tab above on this website. The applicant must obtain a final score of at least 90% on the Montana Jurisprudence Examination. In the event of failure, the applicant may retake the examination by first submitting the $75 exam fee to the Board of Nursing Home Administrators then another exam will be provided.

The second examination which must be passed is the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (NAB) examination. This examination is computer-based (taken on a computer). Study materials may be obtained from NAB at www.nabweb.org. Although Montana neither administers nor develops the examination, it is responsible for assuring that only eligible candidates sit for the exams. Upon approval of the license application, the applicant will be notified by the Board to register with NAB to take this exam. To pass the licensing examination an applicant must attain a scaled score as determined by NAB. In the event of failure, the applicant may retake the examination by paying an examination fee to NAB.

Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

License Verification Request

You can determine if a person is licensed in Montana by using LicenseLookup.mt.gov.  Written requests are also welcome and the process to follow is outlined below.  

Individuals who are licensed in Montana and need a verification on the status of their license can use the official license verification form.   Physicians and physician assistants should use VeriDoc  to have verification sent on the status of their license to another state medical board.

There are THREE types of Licensure Verification Requests:

1). Licensees for any profession can be verified by using LicenseLookup.mt.gov.
This website provides real-time connectivity to the Business Standards Licensing Database.  There is no charge for this service.

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2). An individual may request licensure information directly from the board or program email link. The email should include first and last name, address, city, state, license number and any other type of identifying information. There is no charge for this service.

A response should occur within 3 days of receipt.

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3). To request an official Montana license verification be sent to another state licensing board, jurisdiction or individual for license confirmation status in the State of Montana. The fee for this is $20.00 per verification requested.

Once the fee and official license verification form are received, the request will be processed and mailed within 5 days.

Statute/Rule Information

All of the Statutes and Rules listed here are applicable to this board.

Statutes are laws passed by the Legislature. All changes in statutes must go through the legislative process and be passed into law before they become effective. Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3 is the Uniform Regulatory Act passed by the Legislature in 1995. All professional and occupational licensing is covered in these statutes.

Administrative Rules pertaining to nursing home administrators are written and adopted by the Board of Nursing Home Administrators. The Board writes rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Board authority. Rules can be changed by going through the rule-making procedure. They do not go through the Legislative process. The Board of Nursing Home Administrators continuously reviews rules to determine needed changes.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State. There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version. In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this web site. A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State, by emailing: SOSARM@mt.gov. A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana.

Administrative Rules

Chapter 162 - Board of Nursing Home Administrators


Chapter 24 - Labor and Industry


Chapter 101 - Business Standards Division


Title 37 - Department of Health and Human Services

Rules Notices

Click here to find rules notices older than one year at the Montana Secretary of State website.


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-308

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.417 registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT (published May 29, 2020)

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT (effective July 25, 2020)

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-162-41

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.162.301 definitions, 24.162.501 application and documentation for licensure, 24.162.506 temporary license, 24.162.510 licensure by credential, and the repeal of ARM 24.162.402 public information.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND REPEAL                                           (NO PUBLIC HEARING CONTEMPLATED)

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT AND REPEAL
Effective October 20, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statutes

Complaint Information

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry and Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards are charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. To learn more about the complaint process or to file a complaint, please visit our Complaint Information page.

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