Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 70. Nursing Home Administrators
Section 180. Definitions.
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AS 08.70.180. Definitions.

In this chapter,

(1) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;

(2) "license" means the certificate awarded by the department to a qualified person that entitles the person to be a nursing home administrator in this state;

(3) "licensee" means a person who has been granted a license to be a nursing home administrator in this state by the department;

(4) "nursing home" means a facility which is operated in connection with a hospital or in which nursing care, intermediate care, and medical services are prescribed by or performed under the general direction of persons licensed to practice medicine or surgery within the state for the accommodation of convalescents or other persons who are not acutely ill but who do require skilled or intermediate nursing care and related medical services; the term "nursing home" is restricted to those facilities the purpose of which is to provide skilled or intermediate nursing care and related medical services for a period of not less than 24 hours a day to individuals admitted because of illness, disease or physical or mental infirmity;

(5) "nursing home administrator" means a person who manages, supervises, or is in general charge of a nursing home, even though the duties are shared with another person; a member of a board of directors of a nursing home is an administrator only if the board member also serves in the administrative capacity defined in this paragraph.

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