(a) The board may issue a temporary permit for a period of ninety days, to an applicant seeking licensure pursuant to section nine of this article who has accepted employment in West Virginia, but who must wait for the board to meet to act on his or her application. The temporary permit may be renewed at the discretion of the board.
(b) The board may issue an emergency permit to a person who is designated as an acting nursing home administrator, if a licensed nursing home administrator dies or is unable to continue due to an unexpected cause. The board may issue the emergency permit to the owner, governing body or other appropriate authority in charge of the nursing home, if it finds the appointment will not endanger the safety of the occupants of the nursing home. A emergency permit is valid for a period determined by the board not to exceed six months and shall not be renewed.
(c) The board shall charge a fee for the temporary permit and emergency permit.
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