• Must a Nursing Home Administrator be licensed?
    Yes. Massachusetts law requires that any licensed Nursing Home must have a licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
  • What are the requirements for obtaining Massachusetts Nursing Home Administrator's License?
    The Rules and Regulations of the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators may be viewed online or a copy may be obtained (for a small fee) from: the State House Bookstore, Room 109, State House, Boston, MA 02133, or by phone (617) 727-2834.

  • Who is responsible for enforcing these regulations?
    The Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators has the statutory authority to do so. The Board is responsible for initial licensure, continuing competence, and complaint resolution. The Board has the authority to discipline Administrators up to and including revocation of a license.

  • How is the Board constituted?
    The Board has 12 members: 5 Licensed Administrators, and representatives of the following constituencies: Medicine, Education, Hospitals, and Consumers. Each is appointed by the Governor for a two year term. Members may be reappointed. In addition, the following State Agencies appoint representatives: The Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Department of Public Health, and the Division of Medical Assistance. A Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and Secretary are elected annually, and may serve two terms. Support staff includes Counsel, Investigator, and Secretary.

  • How often does the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators meet?
    The Board meets every third Thursday of every month except the month of July.

  • How can I obtain additional information?
    Review the rules and regulations, Board news and applications and forms links on this site. The Board's phone number is (617) 973-0806.


This information is provided by the Division of Health Professions Licensure within the Department of Public Health.