Displaced Worker Emergency License: Nursing Home Administrator
When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a nursing home administrator in good standing in the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, verifying that they were personally or professionally affected by the disaster, and providing any other documents requested by the Nursing Home Administrators Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.
PROVISIONS FOR EMERGENCY LICENSURE
A. Nursing home administrators currently licensed and in good standing, or otherwise meeting the requirements for New Mexico licensure in a state in which a federal disaster has been declared, may be licensed in New Mexico during the (4) four months following the declared disaster at no cost upon satisfying the following requirements: (1) receipt by the nursing home administrators board office a completed application which has been signed and notarized and which is accompanied by proof of identity, which may include a copy of a drivers license, passport or other photo identification issued by a governmental entity; (2) refer to 18.104.22.168 NMAC, Documentation and Other Requirements and 22.214.171.124 NMAC, License Required to Practice; (3) other required verification may be obtained by the national association of boards of examiners for long term care administrators (NAB); (4) sworn affidavit that the applicant was personally and/or professionally effected by the disaster; (5) nothing in this section shall constitute a waiver of qualifications of the requirements for licensure contained in 126.96.36.199 NMAC, 188.8.131.52 NMAC. B. The board may waive the application fees. C. The board may waive the specific forms required under 16. 13.3.9 NMAC only if the applicant is unable to obtain documentation from the federal declared disaster areas. D. EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL LICENSE shall expire on March 31st, following the date of issue. Application for initial license shall be made on or before Feb 1st following the date of issue of the emergency provisional license. E. The board reserves the right to request additional documentation, including but not limited to, recommendation forms and work experience verification forms prior to approving the initial license.