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					  Bill Ritter, Jr.                                                                                         June 2009
  D. Rico Munn
                                     COLORADO BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF NURSING HOME
 Maulid Miskell                                    ADMINISTRATORS
                                                Current Board Members
                                                                                                                    Inside This
BOARD MEMBERS                       The Colorado Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators con-                Issue
Almaz Behre, NHA
                                    sists of eight members, including three licensed Nursing Home Adminis-          On Page ...
Judith Brandt                       trators, three public members and two members from the long term care
                                    profession. Board members are appointed by the Governor to four year
Dennis Ficklin, NHA                 terms. We thank the Board members for their dedicated service to the
                                    Board’s mission of public protection. The current Board members in-             Important      2
Susie Frederick
                                    clude: Dennis Ficklin, NHA, President, Grand Junction; Roger Harper,             Renewal
Roger Harper, NHA                   NHA, Vice-President, Aurora; Amelia Schafer, Professional Member,              Information
John Padilla
                                    Denver; Susie Frederick, RN, Professional Member, Parker; Diana
                                    Singer, Public Member, Arvada; Judy Brandt, Public Member, Littleton;
Amelia Schaefer                     and John Padilla, Public Member, Commerce City.
Diane Singer
                                    Almaz Behre, NHA, Colorado Springs, was recently appointed to the                Actions       3
                                    Board to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mary Grace
BOARD STAFF                         Smigiel, NHA. We want to acknowledge Ms. Smigiel’s outstanding ser-
Abigail Gaskins                     vice to the citizens of Colorado and the NHA community.
Compliance Monitor
Laynie Gilida
Assistant Attorney General

                                                                     Sunset Review
                                    The Nursing Home Administrators Practice           restricts or stimulates competition; whether
                                    Act recently completed its sunset review proc-     complaint, investigation and disciplinary pro-
                                    ess. This review is required periodically by law   cedures adequately protect the public; and
                                    and its purpose is to assure that regulation of    whether final complaint dispositions are in the
                                    the profession remains necessary. The re-          public interest or self-serving to the profes-
                                    view process is conducted by the Office of         sion. Legislation was introduced during the
                                    Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform in          2009 legislative session as a result of this
                                    the Department of Regulatory Agencies. The         sunset review. Senate Bill 09-169 was
                                    review criteria are: whether regulation is nec-    passed by the legislature and will continue the
                                    essary to protect the public health, safety and    State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home
                                    welfare; does the agency operate efficiently       Administrators until July 1, 2018 and made
Contact us:
                                    and effectively; does the composition of the       other changes to the practice act to improve
COLORADO BOARD OF                   board represent the public interest; does the      the efficiency and effectiveness of the Board.
EXAMINERS OF NURSING                agency encourage public participation in its       The bill is pending the Governor’s signature
                                    decisions rather than participation only by the    and upon signature will become effective July
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350           people it regulates; what is the economic im-      1, 2009.
Denver, Colorado 80202              pact of regulation and whether the agency
Tel.: 303-894-7800



                                            Affidavit of Eligibility Requirement
   RENEWALS                    Effective January 1, 2007, all applicants requesting original licensure, renewal of an active
                               license, or reinstatement of a lapsed license must complete and sign the Affidavit of Eligi-
Licenses are set to Expire     bility Form.
    on June 30, 2009                               No license can or will be issued without this form.

                               The good news is that you can complete this form online when you use Registra-
Renew your license online      tions Online Services!
using Registrations Online
Services. Renewals are         You must possess at least one secure and verifiable document and include information
generally made available 6     about that document on the Affidavit itself (or provide the information during
to 8 weeks prior to the li-    online renewal).
cense expiration date.
                               The list of secure and verifiable documents is available to you when you renew
Make sure you complete
your renewal prior to July     online.
31, 2009. There is a 60-       We also have a web page where you can read the law, look at the Affidavit, and
day grace period after the     see the list of acceptable documents.
July 31 deadline. Any li-
censes not renewed prior to                          www.dora.state.co.us/registrations/Affidavit.htm
September 30, 2009 will be
considered lapsed. Once a
license is in lapsed status,
a reinstatement application
must be filled out and addi-
tional fees must be paid.

This renewal period you                                  HAVE YOU MOVED LATELY?
will receive a yellow RE-
CARD. There is no per-         It is imperative that all licensees keep their mailing address updated with the Board of Ex-
sonal information on this      aminers of Nursing Home Administrators (NHA) .
postcard (other than your
name, address and li-          The Board mails renewal information to the licensee at the last address furnished to us.
cense number). This is         Failure to receive such a renewal notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to
the only notice you will       timely pay the renewal fee and submit appropriate documentation in support of the renewal
receive. Let other people      application. If a licensee participates at an event without an active license, he or
in your household know         she is in violation of the Practice Act!
that this yellow postcard is
not junk mail!                 The Registrations Online services makes it easier for all licensed professionals to
                               renew and update their mailing information at:
You can pay your renewal
fee using a credit card,                                 https://www.doradls.state.co.us/
debit card or a prepaid
credit card.

                                              New Renewal Date

In our continuing effort to reduce costs and increase efficiency, we are changing the Nursing Home Administrators (NHA)
license expiration date from June 30th each year to February 28th. What this means for NHA license holders is, the re-
newal coming up this June 30th, will result in a license that is valid until February 28, 2010. Subsequent renewals, starting
with March 1, 2010, will show a license that is valid from March 1st through February 28th. Since the renewed license this
year will be good for a total of 7 months, the fee has been reduced accordingly. As you may know, the renewal fee is
evaluated each year and set to meet the budgetary needs of the program.

                                                   DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
         Below is The following is provided for your information regarding Board Actions on the following licensees from
                                           January 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009
                                                          Board Action Definitions
Letter of Admonition: (LOA) a public reprimand issued to the Nursing Home Administrators in the form of an actual letter or as part of
a Stipulation. The letter or Stipulation is a public record and may be obtained from the Board office.
Stipulation and Final Agency Order: (ORDER) an order of the Board and an agreement between the Board and the Nursing Home
Administrators prior to a formal hearing. A Stipulation resolves the case. In a Stipulation, both parties agree to facts, sanctions and
the terms and conditions for continued practice, if applicable.
           The city listed is derived from the designated mailing address on file with the Board and may not reflect the
                                                         current city of practice.
 Jessica Hernandez                   Cortez, CO                                      License # Unlicensed
 On January 7, 2009, the Board approved a Cease and Desist Order for unlicensed practice as an NHA. This Order is open for pub-
 lic inspection.
 Jay S. Brodie, NHA.                  Texas                                      License # NHA 2161
 On January 30, 2008, the Board issued a Letter of Admonition. This Order is open for public inspection.
 Jay S. Brodie, NHA.                  Texas                                       License # NHA 2161
 On March 31, 2008, the Board revoked the license of Mr. Brodie. The revocation is open for public inspection.
 Teresa Ruf, NHA            Thornton, CO                                   License # NHA 1781
 On January 23, 2008, the Board approved a Stipulation and Final Agency Order whereby the respondent must comply with one year
 of probation, maintain a practice monitor for the time of the probation and complete 8 hours of continuing education regarding quality
 assessment and assurance and appropriate care planning. The Order is open for public inspection.
Beverly Shamley, NHA           Broomfield, CO                               License # NHA 2116
On April 3, 2008, the Board approved a Stipulation and Final Agency Order whereby Respondent must comply with one year of pro-
bation, maintain a practice monitor for the time of the probation and within one year complete “The Essentials of Nursing Home Ad-
ministration” offered through the Colorado Health Care Association. This Order is open for public inspection.
Gary Walker, NHA              Thornton, CO                                License # NHA 1514             On January 23, 2008, the
Board approved a Stipulation and Final Agency Order whereby if Respondent returns to the practice of nursing home administration,
he must comply with two years of probation and maintain a practice monitor for the time of the probation. This Order is open for
public inspection.
Clair Morrison, NHA           Wray, CO                                    License # NHA 419
On December 24, 2008, the Board approved a Stipulation and Final Agency Order whereby Respondent agreed to not reapply for
licensure as an NHA in the State of Colorado. This Order is open for public inspection.
David Palmer, NHA              Fort Collins, CO                             License # NHA 1992
On December 15, 2008, the Board approved a Stipulation and Final Agency Order whereby Respondent agreed to voluntary relin-
quishment of his license. This Order is open for public inspection.
Larry Rosenberg, NHA           Denver, CO                                  License # NHA 1481
On December 3, 2008, the Board approved a Stipulation and Final Agency Order whereby Respondent agreed to relinquish his li-
cense and the right to practice as an NHA in the State of Colorado. This Order is open for public inspection.
           If you are interested in viewing the disciplinary action documents, please visit Registrations Online Documents (ROD), found at:

The Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Registration Online                   Board/Program Action Documents available via Registrations
Documents (ROD), found at:                                                   Online Documents (ROD)
www.dora.state.co.us/registrations/ROD.htm, is a website that                •    All Stipulations, Final Agency Orders, and Suspensions
allows the consumer to view images of scanned disciplinary docu-             that were in effect in February 2000 plus any that became effec-
ments through the Internet. In reviewing a licensee’s information,           tive since that date. Child support suspensions are not available
it is important to know what is and is not available from the                online but may be obtained by contacting the appropriate Board.
agency about Colorado licensees.
                                                                             • Any document Revoking or agreeing to a Voluntary Relin-
The following information WOULD appear on a record under                     quishment/Surrender of license or registration, Cease and De-
Board or Program Actions if applicable to the licensee:                      sist Orders and Letters of Admonition from January 1, 1999 to
                                                                             the present.
1.   If a licensee had been disciplined or formally accused of
     wrongdoing by the Board or Program.                                     •   All Injunctions.
2.   If the Board or Program has taken some other non-                       •     All Notice of Charges or Formal Complaints, if the informa-
     disciplinary action against the licensee that restricts or limits       tion is a public record, for cases that were pending hearing as of
     the individual’s license.                                               February 2000.
                                                                             •     Jury verdicts against a physician or physician assistant in a
                                                                             civil medical liability trial that occurred after August 3, 2004.

Click here for step-by-step instructions http://www.dora.state.co.us/doraimages/regdd.htm You may view documents by last name, licensing board or
                                                       other search options such as date range.


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