§ 2800.56. Administrator staffing.

 (a)  Except for temporary absences under subsection (b), the administrator shall be present in the residence an average of 36 hours or more per week, in each calendar month. At least 30 hours per week must be during normal business hours.

 (b)  If the administrator is unavailable to meet the hourly requirements in subsection (a) due to a temporary absence, the administrator shall assign an administrator designee in writing to supervise the residence during the administrator’s temporary absence. The administrator designee shall meet the following requirements:

   (1)  Have 3,000 hours of direct operational responsibility for a senior housing facility, health care facility, residential care facility, adult daily living facility or other group home licensed or approved by the Commonwealth.

   (2)  Pass the Department-approved competency-based administrator training test under §  2800.64(a)(3) (relating to administrator training and orientation.)

   (3)  Meet the qualification and training requirements of a direct care staff person under § §  2800.54 and 2800.65 (relating to qualifications for direct care staff persons; and staff orientation and direct care staff person training and orientation).

 (c)  The administrator shall assign a staff person in writing to supervise the residence during the administrator’s or administrator designee’s absence. The staff person shall meet the qualification and training requirements of a direct care staff person under § §  2800.54 and 2800.65.

 (d)  During the administrator’s and administrator designee’s absence, the administrator or administrator designee shall be on-call.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  2800.5 (relating to access); and 55 Pa. Code §  2800.11 (relating to procedural requirements for licensure or approval of assisted living residences; special care designation and dual licensure).



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