HB 409 - Nursing home administrator licensing hours

HB 409 - Nursing home administrator licensing hours

by
Phil Haunschild
February 1, 2018
Phil Haunschild
February 1, 2018

Bill description: HB 409 would reduce the length of time required to receive a license as a Nursing Home Administrator from one year (roughly 2000 hours) down to 1000 hours, which would take roughly half of one year.

Rating: +1

Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? Examples include occupational licensure, the minimum wage, and restrictions on home businesses. Conversely, does it remove barriers to entry into the market? 


To obtain a Nursing Home Administrator license, applicants are currently required to receive a full year of training (estimated at 2000 hours of full-time work) under the purview of a fully licensed administrator.

HB 409 would reduce the length of this apprenticeship to 1,000 hours (estimated at half of one year of full-time work). Adjusting the training requirements will enable individuals to earn their license quicker and thus improve their earnings potential faster. Additionally, reducing the training requirements would bring Idaho in line with many other states require.

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