Board of Nursing Home Administrators

3418 Knipp Drive, Ste. F
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Phone: (573)-751-3511
Fax: (573)-526-4314

Email: BNHA@health.mo.gov
Website: http://health.mo.gov/information/boards/bnha

Director: Sally McKee

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 344.060

Department: Health and Senior Services

Mission: The purpose of the Board of Nursing Home Administrators is to protect and advocate for Missouri’s long-term care residents by licensing prospective and current long-term care administrators to ensure the highest quality of care and life in Missouri’s long-term care homes. A long-term care administrator is someone who administers, manages, supervises, or is in general administrative charge of a long-term care facility (skilled care, intermediate care, assisted living and residential care facility II).

Function: Duties and responsibilities of the Board of Nursing Home Administrators are to develop and enforce standards for long-term care administrators; formulate appropriate examinations, and; issue, renew, and discipline licenses. The board investigates complaints; evaluates and approves continuing education courses to meet license renewal requirements; controls a trainee program for prospective long-term care administrators; and maintains a register of all licensed long-term care administrators including applicants practicing under a temporary emergency license.

SubCommittees: Education, Disciplinary Review, and Rules

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: The Board and the Disciplinary Review committee meet bi-monthly. The other committees meet, as needed.

Location of meetings: 3418 Knipp Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri

Duration of meetings: 1 day

Preparation time for meetings: 12 hours

Total time commitment: 20 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 11

Appointed members: 10

Term length: 3 years

Compensation: Members, other than the director of the department, receive a per diem not to exceed $50 for each day devoted to the affairs of the board and reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: In addition to the director of the department of health and senior services or the director's designee, the membership of the board shall consist of one licensed physician, two licensed health professionals, one person from the field of health care education, four persons who have been in general administrative charge of a licensed nursing home for a period of at least five years immediately preceding their appointment, and two public members. In addition to these qualifications, the physician, the two licensed health care professionals, and the health care educator shall be citizens of the United States and taxpaying residents of the state of Missouri for one year preceding their appointments. The four appointees who have been in general administrative charge of a licensed nursing home shall be citizens of the United States and either residents of the state of Missouri for one year preceding their appointments or persons who have been licensed by the board and whose five years of employment in a licensed nursing home immediately preceding their appointment have occurred in the state of Missouri. The public members shall be citizens of the United States, residents of the state of Missouri for one year preceding their appointment, and registered voters. The public members shall be persons who are not, or never were, licensed nursing home administrators or the spouse of such persons, or persons who do not have or never have had a material, financial interest in either the providing of licensed nursing home services or in an activity or organization directly related to licensed nursing home administration. Neither the one licensed physician, the two licensed health professionals, nor the person from the health care education field shall have any financial interest in a licensed nursing home.

Political Requirements: No

Geographic Requirements: No

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Vacant Slot
Health Care Educator

Mrs. Phyllis A. Stayton
Licensed Health Professional 1
Kimberling City
Term begins: Feb 9, 2012
Term expires: Nov 21, 2013

Mrs. Alexis B Roam
Licensed Health Professional 2
Richland
Term begins: Mar 6, 2012
Term expires: Nov 21, 2013

Mr. Charles Michael Roth
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator 1
Pacific
Term begins: Nov 29, 2011
Term expires: Nov 21, 2013

Ms. Janice Unger
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator 2
Jackson
Term begins: Nov 29, 2011
Term expires: Nov 21, 2013

Mr. Donald L. Yost
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator 3
Moberly
Term begins: Nov 29, 2011
Term expires: Nov 21, 2014

Mr. Michael S. Levitt
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator 4
Kansas City
Term begins: Nov 29, 2011
Term expires: Nov 21, 2014

Dr. Naveed Razzaque
Licensed Physician
Frontenac
Term begins: Feb 9, 2012
Term expires: Nov 21, 2014

Ms. Ann E Harris
Public Member 1
Jefferson City
Term begins: Nov 29, 2011
Term expires: Nov 21, 2014

Vacant Slot
Public Member 2