Argentum recently released “Building Regulation and Assisted Living: A National Analysis Report,” identifying the different ways each state regulates how an assisted living community can be built.

The analysis is limited to identifying basic state licensing agency regulations for designing and building an assisted living community, and how those criteria correlate or conflict with separate state building and life safety code requirements.

The analysis indicates that in some states, lack of coordination and correlation between different state agencies makes building an assisted living community one of the more complex design and building processes. The purpose of the analysis is to allow interested parties to use this information to potentially bring more uniformity with less potential conflicts within a state when designing and building an assisted living community.

It includes data on communities generally serving 10 or more residents. Communities serving fewer residents generally have different code classifications and fewer requirements.

The report includes a chart detailing regulatory bodies’ licensing regulation and enforcement for new construction. The table summarizes the findings of licensing regulation, basic National Fire Protection Agency Life Safety Code and International Building Code comparisons and criteria and the ratings of coordination between state agencies and the complexity of their enforcement.

The report is available in Argentum’s online store free to members and $250 for provider non-members. For membership information, contact Brad Williams at bwilliams@argentum.org.

 

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