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South Carolina

Requirements for Licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator

South Carolina Nursing Home Licensure Contact
Lee Ann F. Bundrick
SC Board of Long Term Health Care Administrators
Post Office Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329

Phone: 803/896-4544
Fax: 803/896-4596
Email: bundricl@llr.sc.gov

South Carolina Nursing Home Education Requirements:
BA degree

South Carolina Nursing Home AIT Requirements:
6-9 months

South Carolina Nursing Home National Exam Required?

South Carolina Nursing Home State Exam Required?

South Carolina Nursing Home Continuing Education Required?
40 hours biannually

South Carolina Number Licensed Administrators:

South Carolina Number of NHA Licenses Issued Annually, Approximately:

South Carolina Number of Licensed Nursing Home Facilities:

Requirements for Qualification as an Assisted Living Administrator

State agency responsible for regulating assisted living: Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing

Regulations: Regulations for South Carolina Community Residential Care Facilities

South Carolina Assisted Living: Contact

SC Bd. of Long Term Care Administration
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211

Phone: 803-896-4544
Fax: 803-896-4555


Dept. of Health and Envr. Control Tel. 803-898-3432

South Carolina Assisted Living: Health Licensing, 2600 Bull St., Columbia ,SC 29201

South Carolina Assisted Living: Code: Community Residential Care Facilities S.C. Code Ann. § 44-7-260 et seq; S.C. Code Regs R61-84

South Carolina Assisted Living: Reimbursement: Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Home Health and Nursing Facility Services, P.O. Box 8206 Columbia, SC 29202-8206

South Carolina Assisted Living: Administrator Overview
Must be licensed by the State including passing the NAB national residential care / assisted living examination and pass the national NAB Residential Care / Assisted Living administrator's exam. 18 continuing education hours required annually.

Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) state association: South Carolina ALFA (SCALFA)

College Coursework

Clemson University
The College of Health, Education and Human Development Department
503 Robert C. Edwards Hall
P.O. Box 340745
Clemson, SC 29634-0745
Phone: 864-656-5502
Fax: 864-656-6227
Program: The Health Services Administration Concentration allows students to develop skills and competencies in health administration/management for entry-level careers or graduate study in this area.

University of South Carolina
Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health
Department of Health Services Policy and Management
800 Sumpter Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Tel: (803) 777-1627 Fax: (803) 777-1836
Web: http://www.sph.sc.edu/hspm/

The University of South Carolina offers an interdisciplinary gerontology certificate housed in the College of Social Work. For students interested in long term care administration, the School of Public Health's Department of Health Administration incorporates the Certificate of Graduate Study in Gerontology into both the Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) and its Master in Public Health (M.P.H.) Applicants must apply to the desired degree program and to the certificate program.

The M.H.A. program is designed for those interested in institutional management in the health car field which in combination with the certificate requires 75 semester hours in toto for both credentials. Where projects and reports are required by course instructors, LTC focused efforts are expected of these students. Residency and Practicum requirements respectively are coordinated by the Graduate Director in consultation with the Director of the Gerontology Certificate Program.

Courses Available for SouthCarolina

South Carolina regulations allow 20 CEUs annually.

For Nursing Home Administrators
Nursing Home Quality Assurance (Required by Federal Surveyors)
LTCE 1-500 Administration Policies
LTCE 1-505 Business Office Policies
LTCE 1-510 Human Resources Policies
LTCE 1-515 Admissions Policies
LTCE 1-520 Pharmacy/Drugs Policies
LTCE 1-525 Housekeeping, Laundry, Maintenance Policies
LTCE 1-530 Dietary Policy
LTCE 1-535 Activities Policies for the Facility

Nursing Home Management
LTCE 1-620 The Ingredients of Effective Nursing Home Management
LTCE 1-628 Improving Human Resources
LTCE 1-634 Learning to Manage the Nursing Facility's Accounting
LTCE 1-644 Learning the Continuum of Long Term Care
LTCE 1-654 The Aging Process: What, Why?

Courses Covering Federal Nursing Home Requirements
LTCE 1-700 Resident Rights; Resident Behavior and Facility Practices; Quality of Life
LTCE 1-706 Resident Assessment and Quality of Care
LTCE 1-710 Nursing Services, Dietary, Physicians, Dental, Pharmacy, Physical Environment, Administration

Infection Control Courses
LTCE 1-720 Infection Control: Development of an Infection Control Program
LTCE 1-734 Infection Control: Use of Masks, Cough Etiquette, Hand Hygiene, Antibiotic Use
LTCE 1-740 Infection Control: Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health Care Settings

MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)
LTCE 1-770 Overview of the MDS 3.0 RAI Chapters 1, 2, and Chapter 3 Sections A,B,C
LTCE 1-776 Learning the Item-by-Item MDS Guide: Chapter 3 sections d through k
LTCE 1-780 Doing the Resident Assessment Protocols

For Assisted Living Administrators
Assisted Living Facility Management
LTCE 1-821 Assisted Living: Industry Overview, Management, Leadership
LTCE 1-831 Assisted Living Organizational Patterns and Human Resources
LTCE 1-839 Assisted Living Facility Financing and Business Operations
LTCE 1-851 Assisted Living - The Long Term Care Industry: Its Laws and Regulations
LTCE 1-861 Assisted Living: Resident Care

Infection Control Courses
LTCE 1-720 Infection Control: Development of an Infection Control Program
LTCE 1-734 Infection Control: Use of Masks, Cough Etiquette, Hand Hygiene, Antibiotic Use
LTCE 1-740 Infection Control: Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health Care Settings