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BOARD NEWS


Effective June 1, 2024

THE BOARD NO LONGER ACCEPTS CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS.
​ THE BOARD HAS NOW TRANSITIONED TO AN ONLINE PAYMENT CENTER TO PAY ALL BOARD FEES BY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD. PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO ACCESS THE NEW ONLINE PAYMENT CENTER. ​

New: Online Payment Center


New: Effective July 1, 2024 HB 874 - State Board of Long–Term Care Administrators – Requirements for Assisted Living Managers

​Bill Synopsis: Extending, from October 1, 2024 to July 1, 2026, the date by which an individual must be licensed by the State Board of Long-Term Care Administrators before practicing as an assisted living manager in the State; altering the requirements for the manager training course that certain assisted living managers are required to complete; altering the requirements for serving as an interim assisted living manager; and requiring the Board to submit certain reports on assisted living managers to certain committees of the General Assembly.

​Cross-file Bill: SB 613 


The Board of Long-Term Care Administrators (BLTCA) email address is now​ mdh.bltca@maryland.gov

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​​2024 Board Seat Vacancies 


Assisted Living Manager Board Member Seat Vacancies​ 


Implicit Bias Training Requirement for 20​24 License Renewals, Effective April 1, 2022 (Revised 11/7/2022)

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN LONG-TERM CARE


New: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) News: Final Rule - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting

This final rule, effective June 21, 2024, establishes minimum staffing standards for long-term care facilities, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration's nursing home reform initiative to ensure safe and quality care in long-term care facilities. In addition, this rule requires States to report the percent of Medicaid payments for certain Medicaid-covered institutional services that are spent on compensation for direct care workers and support staff.



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Notice of Public Meeting​​

​​ ​​​NEXT BOARD MEETING

(In-Person)​​​​

State Board of Long-Term Care Administrators
4201 Patterson Avenue, Room 110​
​ Baltimore, MD 21215

​Wednesday​​, June 12​, 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. 

AGENDA​



​January 10, 2024 -​ **CANCELLED **

January 11, 2024​

February 14, 2024 

March 13, 2024

​ April 10, 2024

May 8, 2024

June 12, 2024

September 11, 2024

October 9, 2024

November 13, 2024

December 11, 2024​


All ​Board meetings begin at 9:30 unless otherwise noted.

Our Inclement Weather Policy is as follows:


If MD State Governement is closed or there is liberal leave for Baltimore City due to inclement weather, the meeting is CANCELLED.​​

Please check the following websites for MD State Government updates on liberal leave or closing information:​​
https://dbm.maryland.gov/employees/Pages/WeatherRel.aspx
https://www.wbaltv.com/weather/closings



Announcements

The Board Does Not Accept Walk-In Applications or Payments


--COVID-19 News​ and Orders Archive​​--​​


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Please note that ALL required  application materials must be received and processed by the Board office before the applicant and their preceptor can be invited to attend a Credentials Committee Meeting.
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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact call 410-764-4750 or email the Board at mdh.bltca@maryland.gov

Effective 10/1/2019: HB 592 Health Care Facilities - Comprehensive and Extended Care Facilities- Discharges and Transfers


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 . The law became effective October 1, 2017. You may access all details on this legislation at the following link: ​Non-licensed Persons – Provisional License

HB 454 Health Occupations - Licenses, Certificates, and Registrations - Lawful Presence and Identification Numbers: 

In accordance with HB 454, as of October 1, 2023, a health occupations board is prohibited from requiring as a condition for licensure, certification, or registration that an applicant (1) provide proof of lawful presence in the United States, or (2) have a Social Security number or individual taxpayer identification number.

Applicants who do not hold an SSN or ITIN and are applying with alternative documentation as permitted by the Department of Health and Human Services under section 466(A)(13) of the Social Security Act, (the “Act”) must submit the appropriate documentation as permitted by the Act. The applicant should contact the Board at mdh.bltca@maryland.gov for additional information.


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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 Long-Term Care​​ 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.  

Important Note: 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.

You will need these two numbers to proceed with processing your background check:  

BLTCA’s Authorization Number:  1600001756

Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) Number: MD920529Z

​The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services website (which contains a detailed list of various processing locations throughout the state) is as follows: http://dpscs.maryland.gov/publicservs/fingerprint.shtml
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.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Board Office at 410-764-4750 or by email at mdh.bltca@maryland.gov



Board Office

Board of Long-Term Care Administrators

Metro Executive Building

4201 Patterson Avenue, Room 305

Baltimore, MD 21215


Phone: (410) 764-4750

Toll-Free: 1-877-463-3464

Fax: (410) 358-9187

Email: mdh.bltca@maryland.gov