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State Regulations and Licensing

 

Since senior living is largely regulated on a state level, Argentum is committed to educating senior living communities and businesses throughout the country of the regulations and licensing requirements in their state. Argentum monitors the current assisted living statutes in each state and maintains the contact information of each licensing organization, to ensure providers can easily access information to comply with local laws and provide quality care to their residents.

The following resources are available to help you learn more about assisted living in your state. Explore information related to:  

  • State Regulations A list of each state's assisted living regulations including contact information for each state's agency responsible for regulating assisted living (scroll down to see below). 
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  • Argentum's State Partners Links to each Argentum state affiliate and chapter.
  • Argentum In The States (Member Only Resource) A state by state look at laws and regulations, important legislation and proposed regulations, and other state specific resources such as: elder abuse reporting contacts, important news in your state, and information on the local government.
  • Argentum's State Regulatory & Legislative Snapshot (Member Only Resource) An executive summary of Argentum's comprehensive quarterly report about pending and enacted regulation and legislation impacting assisted living.

Member Resource: Argentum in the States 

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Every time there is a change to state legislation or state regulation that may have an impact on your business, Argentum posts it online at Argentum in the States. Argentum in the States allows Argentum members to subscribe to the states in which they operate and get an email or RSS feed from Argentum every time there is a change. Through these pages, Argentum also provides a variety of other state specific resources including elder abuse reporting resources, information on local government, and state news.

 

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

View the member only Alabama Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Alabama.



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

View the member only Alaska Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Alaska.



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

View the member only Arizona Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Arizona.


Arkansas Assisted Living Regulations:

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

View the member only Arkansas Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Arkansas.



California Assisted Living Regulations:

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

Evaluator Manual Transmittal Sheet 

View the member only California Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in California.


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

View the member only Colorado Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Colorado.


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

View the member only Connecticut Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Connecticut.


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 

View the member only Delaware Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Delaware.



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

View the member only District of Columbia Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact  senior living in D.C.



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

View the member only Florida Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Florida.



Georgia Assisted Living Regulations:

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

 

View the member only Georgia Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Georgia.



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

View the member only Hawaii Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Hawaii.



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

View the member only Idaho Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Idaho.



Illinois Assisted Living Regulations:

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


View the member only Illinois Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Illinois.

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

View the member only Indiana Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Indiana.



Iowa Assisted Living Regulations:

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


View the member only Iowa Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Iowa.


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 


View the member only Kansas Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Kansas.


Kentucky Assisted Living Regulations:

State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Department for Aging & Independent Living
Regulations: Regulations for Kentucky Assisted Living Communities

View the member only Kentucky Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Kentucky.



Louisiana Assisted Living Regulations:

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

View the member only Louisiana Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Louisiana.



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

View the member only Maine Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Maine.



Maryland Assisted Living Regulations:

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

View the member only Maryland Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Maryland.



    Massachusetts Assisted Living Regulations:

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


    View the member only Massachusetts Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Massachusetts.



    Michigan Assisted Living Regulations:

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

    View the member only Michigan Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Michigan.



    Minnesota Assisted Living Regulations:

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

    View the member only Minnesota Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Minnesota.



    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

    View the member only Mississippi Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Mississippi.



    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

    View the member only Missouri Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Missouri.



    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

    View the member only Montana Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact  senior living in Montana.



    Nebraska Assisted Living Regulations:

    State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Office of Long Term Care Facilities, Licensure Unit, Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
    Regulations: Regulations for Nebraska Assisted Living Residences

    View the member only Nebraska Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Nebraska.



    Nevada Assisted Living Regulations:

    State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Division of Health, Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance
    Regulations: Regulations for Nevada Residential Facilities for Groups

    View the member only Nevada Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Nevada.



    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

    View the member only New Hampshire Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact  senior living in New Hampshire.



    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

    View the member only New Jersey Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in New Jersey.



    New Mexico Assisted Living Regulations:

    State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health, Health Facility Licensing and Certification BureauRegulations: Regulations for New Mexico Assisted Living

    View the member only New Mexico Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in New Mexico.



    New York Assisted Living Regulations:

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

    View the member only New York Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in New York.



    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
    Regulations:


    View the member only North Carolina Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in North Carolina.



    North Dakota Assisted Living Regulations:

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


    View the member only North Dakota Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in North Dakota.



    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)

    View the member only Ohio Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Ohio.



    Oklahoma Assisted Living Regulations:

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

    View the member only Oklahoma Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Oklahoma.



    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

    View the member only Oregon Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Oregon.



    Pennsylvania Assisted Living Regulations:

    State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Public Welfare, Office of Administration, Bureau of Human Services Licensing
    Regulations:


    View the member only Pennsylvania Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Pennsylvania.



    Rhode Island Assisted Living Regulations:

    State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health Facilities, Regulation Division
    Regulations:


    View the member only Rhode Island Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Rhode Island. 



    South Carolina Assisted Living Regulations:

    State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing
    Regulations: Regulations for South Carolina Community Residential Care Facilities

    View the member only South Carolina Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in South Carolina.



    South Dakota Assisted Living Regulations:

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

    View the member only South Dakota Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in South Dakota.



    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

    View the member only Tennessee Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Tennessee.



    Texas Assisted Living Regulations:

    State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Aging and Disability Services
    Regulations: Regulations for Texas Assisted Living Facilities

    View the member only Texas Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Texas.



    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

    View the member only Utah Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Utah.



    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

    View the member only Vermont Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Vermont.



    Virginia Assisted Living Regulations:

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


    View the member only Virginia Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Virginia.



    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

    View the member only Washington Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Washington.



    West Virginia Assisted Living Regulations:

    State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living: Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification
    Regulations: Regulations for West Virginia Assisted Living Residences

    View the member only West Virginia Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in West Virginia.



    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
    Regulations:


    View the member only Wisconsin Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Wisconsin. 



    Wyoming Assisted Living Regulations:

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


    View the member only Wyoming Senior Living state page for links to current regulations and legislation that may impact senior living in Wyoming.