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HOUSE BILL NO. 492<br /> – Residential care admin, exams


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H0492...........................................................by BUSINESS
RESIDENTIAL CARE - Amends existing law relating to the Idaho Residential
Care Administrators Act to revise provisions for examinations for
applicants for licensure.

02/08    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/11    Rpt prt - to Bus
02/14    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/15    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/19    3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-0-4
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black,
      Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Bowers, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon,
      Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart,
      Harwood, Henbest(Burgoyne), Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren,
      Labrador, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, McGeachin,
      Mortimer, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence,
      Raybould, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer,
      Shepherd(02), Shepherd(08), Shirley, Shively, Smith(24),
      Smith(30)(Stanek), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Thomas, Trail, Vander
      Woude, Wills, Wood(35)
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Durst, Mathews, Wood(27), Mr. Speaker
    Floor Sponsor - Bilbao
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/20    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Com/HuRes
02/22    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/25    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/04    3rd rdg - PASSED - 31-0-4
      AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
      Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Geddes, Hammond,
      Heinrich, Hill, Kelly, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai(Sagness),
      McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway,
      Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Gannon, Goedde, Jorgenson, Langhorst
    Floor Sponsor - Broadsword
    Title apvd - to House
03/05    To enrol
03/06    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/07    Pres signed
03/10    To Governor
03/14    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 93
         Effective: 07/01/08

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   Second Regular Session - 2008


                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 492

                                   BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE

  1                                        AN ACT
  4        FOR LICENSURE.

  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 54-4207, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:

  8        54-4207.  SUBJECT  MATTER OF EXAMINATION -- FREQUENCY. (1) The board shall
  9    determine the subjects of examinations for applicants for  licensure  and  the
 10    scope,  content,  and  format  of  such examinations. which in any examination
 11    shall be the same for all  candidates;  except  that  such  examination  shall
 12    include  examination  of  the applicant to The board may approve more than one
 13    (1) examination to qualify an applicant for  licensure.  The  examination,  or
 14    examinations,   of  an  applicant  for  licensure  shall  demonstrate  his  an
 15    applicant's proficiency in the practice of, and knowledge of, applicable rules
 16    of health and safety within the state.
 17        (2)  Examinations shall be held at least semiannually at  such  times  and
 18    places as the board shall designate.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                      STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 17787

Currently the Residential Care Administrator Licensing Board is
offering one exam, known as the NAB, to applicants for licensure. 
This exam does not test the applicant's knowledge of the rules and
regulations of Idaho, as required by law.  This change confirms the
importance of the applicant's knowledge of the rules and
regulations in Idaho and allows the board flexibility in testing to
these standards.  Because the NAB exam does not test to Idaho
standards and is also very expensive, it is the intent of this
legislation that the board will approve other exams that will meet
the criteria of this law.  Further, it is the intent of this
legislation that applicants will have the option of taking one (1)
exam which will satisfy Idaho's licensing requirements. 
Headmasters, the company who developed the CNA exam in Idaho, has
agreed to develop, free of charge, an exam for Residential Care
Administrators that will test the applicants' knowledge of Idaho
rules and regulations.  

                          FISCAL NOTE

There is no impact to the general fund.  It is anticipated that the
new comprehensive exam will be substantially less costly than the
NAB exam.

Name:     Rep. Carlos Bilbao  
          Kris Ellis, Idaho Health Care Association    250-3132 

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                         H 492