The State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators is seeking qualified applicants for one of its Licensed Nursing Home Administrator ("LNHA") Board seats.  The LNHA must be practicing actively and have at least 5 years of experience as an LNHA. The application submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2018.  

Contact information is as follows:
Kim Bennardi
Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations
Maryland Deptment of Health
Phone:  410-767-4049

Provisional Licenses for 

Non-licensed Persons

House Bill 145, Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators—Non-licensed Persons–Provisional Licensure, was passed by the House on February 24, 2017 and was passed by the Senate on March 29, 2017.  It was signed into law by Governor Hogan on April 11, 2017 and will officially become effective as State Law on October 1, 2017.  You may access all details on this legislation at the following link: Non-licensed Persons – Provisional License

2017 September BENHA Newsletter​

Criminal History Records Checks - Required

Per § 9-302.1 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, you must undergo a criminal history records check in order to be granted a Nursing Home Administrator License by the Board, and this is inclusive of Provisional Licenses.  Current licensees who have not yet had a criminal history records check done, must undergo this required screening one time (as a part of their renewal process). 
If an applicant is currently licensed by another State of Maryland Health Occupations board and has previously undergone a criminal history records check with that board, he/she is responsible for providing this Board with a verifiable copy of this criminal history records check.  Until the Board Office receives notification of your criminal history records check, you will not be able to receive your license.  
Administrator-in-training and Endorsement applicants, please have your criminal history records check completed by the application deadline that corresponds to your intended Credentials Committee Meeting date.


When you are preparing to have your criminal background check processed, please e-mail our Licensing Coordinator, Andrea Hill, at or Executive Director, Ronda B. Washington,at to request the Board's authorization number and its "Originating Agency Identifier" number ("ORI" number).  You will need these two numbers to proceed with your background check being processed.  The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services website (which contains a detailed list of various processing locations throughout the state) is as follows:

For your convenience, the Criminal History Livescan Pre-Registration Application will be available on the Board's website at the “Forms” section under Quick Links for you to print out to take with you for processing.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 13 - Board Meeting (Cancelled)
Dec. 25 - Christmas (State Offices Closed)
Jan. 1 - New Year's Day (State Offices Closed)
Jan. 15 - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (State Offices Closed)
Feb. 14 - Board Meeting
Feb. 19 - President's Day (State Offices Closed)
Mar. 14 - Board Meeting
April 11 - Board Meting
May 9 - Board Meeting
May 29 - Memorial Day (State Offices Closed)
June 28 - Board Meeting
July 4 - Independence Day (State Offices Closed)
Sept. 3 - Labor Day (State Offices Closed)
Sept. 12 - Board Meeting
Oct. 8 - Columbus Day (State Offices Closed)
Oct. 10 - Board Meeting 





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