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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: Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division
Regulations: Regulations for Assisted Living Residences

Evaluator Manual Transmittal Sheet


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
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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
Regulations: Regulations for Kentucky Assisted Living Communities


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
Regulations: Regulations for New York Assisted Living Residences


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 (scroll down to Residential Care rules)


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

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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Advocacy News

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Chronic Care Act Included in Balanced Budget Act May Present Model for Expanding Long-Term Care and Supports

August 20, 2018

Legislation included in the BBA earlier this year may present Congress with a model to expand certain long-term care and supports. Passed with bipartisan support as part of the budget bill approved earlier this year, the “Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2018,” provides Medicare Advantage plans the…

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HHS Office of Inspector General Report Identifies Vulnerabilities in Medicare Hospice Program

August 20, 2018

As part of OIG’s ongoing efforts to fight waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and more than 100 other HHS programs, it recently released a report identifying vulnerabilities to fraud and poor care. The new report covers hospice care since 2005 and increases in utilization and reimbursement. OIG made more than a dozen recommendations…

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Dept. of Labor Issues Final Rule to Repeal Persuader Rule

August 20, 2018

On July 18, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Labor-Management Standards issued a final rule rescinding the so-called “persuader rule,” a controversial Obama-era regulation requiring employers to disclose advice received about labor unions. Specifically, the persuader rule altered the advice exemption under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, interfering with both employers’ access…

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Argentum Advances Discussions on Long-Term Care Financing with Congressional Committees

August 20, 2018

As part of efforts to continue to elevate the issue of long-term care financing and in response to draft legislation by Rep. Frank Pallone, Argentum is actively engaged with Congressional Committees including the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Veterans Affairs, and Senate Finance. While Rep. Pallone’s draft legislation would expand the Medicare program…

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A Look at the Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act

August 20, 2018

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), who currently serves as the Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, has filed H.R. 6563, which would establish a public long-term care benefit of the Medicare program for elderly and disabled individuals by creating a new Part E under Medicare entitled Long Term Care Services and Supports (LTSS).…

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House and Senate Continue Efforts to Curb Opioid Addiction

June 25, 2018

The House of Representatives is slated to pass over 59 bills coming from five different oversight committees addressing the opioid crisis.  The Senate Finance Committee has also unanimously approved legislation that combines 22 bills recently introduced by committee members.  The Senate opioid package includes provisions that would expand telehealth access for addiction treatment, remove lifetime…

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Argentum Applauds Sens. Casey and Collins in Their Efforts to Address Critical Shortage of Geriatric Health Professionals

June 25, 2018

To address the growing shortage of geriatric health care professionals and direct caregivers to support our aging population, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee respectively, introduced the Geriatrics Workforce Improvement Act. This legislation would reauthorize the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) and the…

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Argentum Joins CDW in Opposition to Union Card Check Legislation

June 25, 2018

In response to recent efforts by labor unions to garner support for stripping workers’ rights to secret ballots and private voting in union elections, in advance of the mid-term elections, Argentum joined Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) in strong opposition of S. 2810, the Workplace Democracy Act (WDA).  This far-reaching legislation would: Strip workers’…

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Unveils Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act of 2018

June 25, 2018

To address the growing need for long-term care supports and services for over 90 million Americans age 65 and older by 2055, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) unveiled a discussion draft to create a new Medicare benefit that would extend services to eligible beneficiaries for long-term care. The proposal would cover all long-term services and supports,…

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Interest Deduction Cap Applicability Included in Tax Reform Measure

June 25, 2018

To ensure that capital for senior housing (including assisted living, memory care residences, and CCRCs) is not excluded from TCJA interest deduction provisions, Argentum along with other allied senior housing partners are working with Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to clarify the intent of the Senate Finance Committee…

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