|(a) Texas Health and Safety Code §242.303 established
the Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee (NFAAC). The
NFAAC advises DADS on the licensing of nursing facility administrators.
(b) The tasks of the NFAAC include:
(1) advising DADS on nursing facility administration
licensing issues, including the content of nursing facility administrator
license applications and examinations;
(2) reviewing and recommending rules and minimum standards
of conduct for the practice of nursing facility administration; and
(3) reviewing all complaints against nursing facility
administrators and making recommendations to DADS regarding disciplinary
(c) The NFAAC has 9 members appointed by the governor
(1) three licensed nursing facility administrators,
one of whom represents a not-for-profit nursing facility;
(2) one physician with experience in geriatrics who
is not employed by a nursing facility;
(3) one registered nurse with experience in geriatrics
who is not employed by a nursing facility;
(4) one social worker with experience in geriatrics
who is not employed by a nursing facility; and
(5) three public members with experience with persons
who are chronically ill or disabled.
(d) A quorum of 5 members is required to convene a
meeting and transact committee business.
(e) Members of the NFAAC serve for staggered terms
of six years, with the terms of three members expiring on February
1 of each odd-numbered year. Vacancies on the NFAAC are filled in
the same manner in which the position was originally filled by a person
who meets the qualifications necessary for the vacated position.
(f) The NFAAC meets quarterly and submits minutes of
the quarterly meetings to the commissioner or designee.
(g) The NFAAC is abolished on March 1, 2026.