The Licensee is the individual, partnership or corporation that has the authority and responsibility for the operation of the licensed RCFE. To become a Licensee, the individual or 'legal entity' must attend the mandatory orientations, and successfully complete the application process. The License to operate an RCFE is issued in the name of the Licensee.
According to the regulations, the Licensee may, or may not, act as the administrator of the RCFE. It is very common in smaller facilities (1-6 bed facilities), for the Licensee to also act as the Administrator. In larger facilities, an Administrator is usual hired by the Licensee. The individual serving as the Administrator of an RCFE must meet the educational and experience requirements of Title 22.