Assisted Living Regulations

Assisted Living Regulations

Assisted living is heavily regulated on a state level. Every state has a licensing agency that is responsible for licensing, supervising, and inspecting assisted living facilities. Most agencies do periodic evaluations (at least once every five years) to make sure that the facilities meet the requirements set in place to ensure the safety of the residents. Each local district licensing office has a file on every facility in its district. As a consumer, you have the right to view the public file upon request. Items you should expect to see in the public file include:

the most recent inspection report

any complaints a facility has received within the last two to three years

the facility’s Plan of Operation

the waiver application and/or approval for hospice care (state by state)

any Advisory Notes regarding the facility.

Complaints may be filed by anyone – a resident, a resident’s family member or friend, or by a staff member. When reviewing a public file, be particularly aware of any complaints that allege abuse of patients or those that suggest any violations of resident rights. Check to see if there is a pattern of any one of more similar complaint.

Assisted Living Regulatory Agencies By State: 

Alabama Assisted Living Facilities

Arizona Assisted Living Facilities

Arkansas Assisted Living Facilities

Colorado Assisted Living Facilities

Connecticut Assisted Living Facilities

Delaware Assisted Living Facilities

Florida Assisted Living Facilities

Georgia Assisted Living Facilities

Hawaii Assisted Living Facilities

Idaho Assisted Living Facilities

Indiana Assisted Living Facilities

Iowa Assisted Living Facilities

Kansas Assisted Living Facilities

Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities

Louisiana Assisted Living Facilities

Maine Assisted Living Facilities

Maryland Assisted Living Facilities 

Michigan Assisted Living Facilities

Minnesota Assisted Living Facilities

Mississippi Assisted Living Facilities

Montana Assisted Living Facilities

Nebraska Assisted Living Facilities

Nevada Assisted Living Facilities

New Hampshire Assisted Living Facilities

New Jersey Assisted Living Facilities

New Mexico Assisted Living Facilities

North Carolina Assisted Living Facilities

North Dakota Assisted Living Facilities

Ohio Assisted Living Facilities

Oklahoma Assisted Living Facilities

Oregon Assisted Living Facilities

Rhode Island Assisted Living Facilities

South Carolina Assisted Living Facilities

South Dakota Assisted Living Facilities

Tennessee Assisted Living Facilities

Texas Assisted Living Facilities

Utah Assisted Living Facilities 

Vermont Assisted Living Facilities

Virginia Assisted Living Facilities

West Virginia Assisted Living Facilities

Wisconsin Assisted Living Facilities

Wyoming

Washington D.C