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State Regulatory Resources

Alabama Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Provider Standards
Regulations: Regulations for Alabama Assisted Living Facilities


Alaska Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Health Care Services
Regulations: Regulations for Alaska Assisted Living Homes


Arizona Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing
Regulations: Regulations for Arizona Assisted Living Facilities


Arkansas Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Long Term Care
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California Assisted Living Regulations:  

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division

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Colorado Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division 
Regulations: Regulations for Assisted Living Residences


Connecticut Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Public Health, Facility Licensing & Investigations Section
Regulations: Regulations for Connecticut Assisted Living Facilities


Delaware Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection
Regulations: Delaware Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities 


District of Columbia Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health, Assisted Living Residencies
Regulations: District of Columbia Regulations for Assisted Living Residences 


Florida Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Agency for Health Care Administration, Bureau of Long Term Care Services 
Regulations: Florida Assisted Living Regulations


Georgia Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation Division
Regulations: Georgia Assisted Living Communities


Hawaii Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health, Office of Health Care Assurance
Regulations: Regulations for Hawaii Assisted Living Facilities


Idaho Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health and Welfare
Regulations: Regulations for Idaho Residential Care or Assisted Living Facilities


Illinois Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Public Health, Division of Assisted Living
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Indiana Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Long Term Care (ISDH) Indiana Division of Aging (DA)
Regulations: Regulations for Indiana Health Facilities


Iowa Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Inspections and Appeals, Adult Services Bureau
Regulations: Regulations for Iowa Assisted Living Programs


Kansas Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department on Aging
Regulations: Statutes and Regulations for the Licensure and Operation of Assisted Living and Residential Health Care Facilities 


Kentucky Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department for Aging & Independent Living
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Louisiana Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health and Hospitals
Regulations: Regulations for Adult Residential Care Facilities


Maine Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services
Regulations: Regulations for Maine Assisted Living Programs


Maryland Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Health Care Quality
Regulations: Regulations for Maryland Assisted Living Programs


Massachusetts Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Regulations: Regulations for Massachusetts Assisted Living Residences


Michigan Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Michigan Department of Human Services, Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing
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Minnesota Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Minnesota Department of Health
Regulations: Regulations for Minnesota Assisted Living Services


Mississippi Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health, Bureau of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification
Regulations: Regulations for Mississippi Personal Care Homes – Assisted Living


Missouri Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure
Regulations: Missouri Residential Care Facilities I and II Regulations


Montana Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Public Health and Human Services, Quality Assurance Division
Regulations: Montana Minimum Standards for Assisted Living Facilities


Nebraska Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Regulations: Regulations for Nebraska Assisted Living Residences


Nevada Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
Regulations: Regulations for Nevada Residential Facilities for Groups


New Hampshire Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Operations Support, Health Facilities Administration
Regulations: Certified Administrative Rules for New Hampshire Assisted Living Residences


New Jersey Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing 
Regulations: Regulations for New Jersey Assisted Living Residences


New Mexico Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health
Regulations: Regulations for New Mexico Assisted Living


New York Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health
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North Carolina Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, Adult Care Licensure Section
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North Dakota Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities for Basic Care Facilities
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Ohio Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health, Division of Quality Assurance
Regulations: Regulations for Ohio Residential Care Facilities


Oklahoma Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health, Health Facility Systems
Regulations: Regulations for Oklahoma Assisted Living Centers


Oregon Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities
Regulations: Regulations for Oregon Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities


Pennsylvania Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Human Services
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Rhode Island Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Rhode Island Department of Health
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South Carolina Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
Regulations: Regulations for South Carolina Community Residential Care Facilities


South Dakota Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health
Regulations: Regulations for South Dakota Assisted Living Centers


Tennessee Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities
Regulations: Regulations for Tennessee Assisted-Care Living Facilities; New Med Tech Rules

Board Interpretative Guidelines


Texas Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Texas Department of Health and Human Services
Regulations: Regulations for Texas Assisted Living Facilities


Utah Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health, Facility Licensing, Certification and Resident Assessment
Regulations: Regulations for Utah Assisted Living Facilities


Vermont Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living, Division of Licensing and Protection
Regulations: Regulations for Vermont Assisted Living Facilities


Virginia Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing Programs
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Washington Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
Regulations: Washington Assisted Living Facilities


West Virginia Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Office of Health Facility Licensure & Certification 
Regulations: Regulations for West Virginia Assisted Living Residences


Wisconsin Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance, Assisted Living Facilities and Programs Bureau
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Wyoming Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health, Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys
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