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        In the event that you want to start an assisted living facility in the US, you will need to know the statutory requirements for having such a facility. There is a lot that you will need to have in terms of facility size, licensing and staffing. Getting this information can at time prove to be a task especially when you do not know where to get it.

Different levels of assisted living facilities have different requirements. While this information can be accessed somewhere else, getting it directly from the agents that will be in charge of licensing your assisted living facility is the surest way to go.

There is a lot that is available on the agency’s site that is relevant in starting an assisted living facility. Learning all that entails your application will ensure that your application and licensing process is smooth and quick. This will in a great way save not only your time but also a lot of resources that would have otherwise been spent on gathering the requirements.

These agencies will also give you guidance on all the questions that you might have regarding your application of the process itself. Below is the contact information for the licensing agencies in all the states:

1. The state of Alabama

Licensing Agency: Department of Public Health- Bureau of Health Providers Standards

Website: http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/providerstandards/application.html

Contact Information: (334) 206-5575

2. The state of Alabama

Licensing Agency: Department of Health & Social Services under the Division of Health Care Service, The Assisted Living Office

Website: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dhcs/pages/cl/all/default.aspx

Contact Information: (907) 269-3640

3. The state of Arizona

Licensing Agency: Arizona Department of Health Services, under the division of Public Health Licensing- Bureau of Residential Facility Licensing

Website: http://www.azdhs.gov/licensing/residential-facilities/index.php#providers-home

Contact Information: (602) 364-2639

4. The state of Arkansas

Licensing Agency: Department of Human Services under the Division of Aging & Adult Service, the Office of Long Term Care

Website: http://www.daas.ar.gov/assistedlivingchoices.html

Contact Information: (501) 320-6196

5. The state of California

Licensing Agency: Department of Social Services- Community Care Licensing Division

Website: http://www.ccld.ca.gov/

Contact Information: (916) 651-3456

6. The state of Colorado

Licensing Agency: Department of Public Health & Environment

Website: Https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/categories/servicesandinformation/health/health-facilities

Contact Information: (303) 692-2836

7. The state of Connecticut

Licensing Agency: Department of Public Health under Health Care Quality & Safety-Facility Licensing and Investigation Section

Website: http://www.portal.ct.gov/DPH

Contact Information: (860) 509-7400

8. The state of Delaware

Licensing Agency: Department of Health & Social Services under the Division of Long Term Care Resident’s Protection

Website: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dltcrp/

Contact Information: (302) 421-7410

9. The district of Columbia

Licensing Agency: Department of Health under Health Regulation & Licensing Administration

Website: http://doh.dc.gov/page/health-regulation-and-licensing-administration

Contact Information: (202) 724-8800

10. State of Florida

Licensing Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration under the Bureau of Health Facilities Regulation

Website: http://www.ahca.myflorida.com/assistedliving

Contact Information: (850) 412-4304

11. The state of Georgia

Licensing Agency: Georgia Department of Community Health under Healthcare Facilities Regulation Division

Website: http://dch.georgia.gov/healthcare-facility-regulation-0

Contact Information: (404) 657-5850

12. The state of Hawaii

Licensing Agency: Department of Health under the Office of Health Care Assurance

Website: http://health.hawaii.gov/ohca/

Contact Information: (808) 692-7227

13. The state of Idaho

Licensing Agency: Department of Health & Welfare

Website: http://www.assistedliving.dhw.idaho.gov/

Contact Information: (208) 364-1962

14. The state of Illinois

Licensing Agency: The Department of Public Health under the Division of Assisted Living

Website: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/health-care-regulation/assisted-living

Contact Information: (217) 782-2913

15. The state of Indiana

Licensing Agency: The Indiana State Department of Health under the Division of Long Term Care

Website: http://www.in.gov/isdh/20227.htm or http://www.in.gov/fssa/2329.htm

Contact Information: (317) 233-7442

16. The state of Iowa

Licensing Agency: Department of Inspections and Appeals under the Health Facilities Division

Website: https://dia-hfd.iowa.gov/DIA_HFD/Home.do

Contact Information: (515) 281-6325

17. The state of Kansas

Licensing Agency: The Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services

Website: http://www.kdads.ks.gov/

Contact Information: (785) 296-4986

18. The state of Kentucky

Licensing Agency: Cabinet for Health and Family Services under the Department for Aging and Independent Living

Website: http://www.chfs.ky.gov/dail/ALC.htm

Contact Information: (502) 564-6930

19. The state of Louisiana

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health & Hospitals under the Health Standards Section

Website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/702

Contact Information: (225) 342-0138

20. The state of Maine

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health & Human Services, CDC, under the Division of Licensing & Certification

Website: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/medical_facilities/assisted-housing/index.html

Contact Information: (207) 287-9332

21. The state of Maryland

Licensing Agency: Department of Health under the Office of Health Care Quality

Website: https://health.maryland.gov/ohcq/Pages/home.aspx

Contact Information: (410) 402-8201

22. The state of Massachusetts

Licensing Agency: The Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Website: http://www.mass.gov/elders/housing/assisted-living/

Contact Information: (617) 727-7750

23. The state of Michigan

Licensing Agency: The Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs under the Bureau of Community Health Care Systems- Adult Foster Care and Homes for Aged Licensing Division

Website: http://www.michigan.gov/afchfa

Contact Information: (517) 284-9700

24. The state of Minnesota

Licensing Agency: Minnesota Department of Health Services under the Health Regulations Division- Home Care & Assisted Living Programs

Website: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/homecare/index.html

Contact Information: (651) 201-4101

25. The State of Mississippi

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health under the Division of Health Facility Licensure & Certification

Website: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/30,0,83.html

Contact Information: (601) 364-1110

26. The state of Missouri

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health & Senior Services under the Division of Regulation & Licensure the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation

Website: http://health.mo.gov/safety/index.php

Contact Information: (573) 526-8524

27. The state of Montana

Licensing Agency: The Department of Public Health & Human Services under the Quality Assurance Division

Website: http://dphhs.mt.gov/qad/Licensure.aspx

Contact Information: (406) 444-2676

28. The state of Nebraska

Licensing Agency: The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services under the Division of Public Health- Licensure Unit

Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_crlindex.aspx

Contact: (402) 471-2133

29. The state of Nevada

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health & Human Services under the Division of Public & Behavioral Health- Bureau of Health Care Quality & Compliance

Website: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Reg/HealthFacilities/HF_-_Non-Medical/Residential_facility_for_groups_(adult_group_care/assisted_living)/

Contact Information: (702) 486-6515

30. The state of New Hampshire

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health & Human Services under the Office of Legal & Regulatory Services- The Health Facilities Administration

Website: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/oos/bhfa/

Contact Information: (603) 271-4592

31. The state of New Jersey

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health under the Division of Health Facilities, Evaluation & Licensing

Website: http://www.nj.gov/health/healthfacilities/index.shtml

Contact Information: (609) 633-9034

32. The state of New Mexico

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health under the Division of Health Improvement- Program Operations Bureau & District Operations Bureau

Website: https://nmhealth.org/about/dhi/hflc/

Contact: (505) 476-9025

33. The state of New York

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health

Website: http://www.health.state.ny.us/

Contact Information: (518) 408-1133

34. The state of Carolina

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health & Human Services under the Division of Health Services Regulation

Website: http://ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/acls

Contact Information: (919) 855-3765

35. The state of North Dakota

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health under the Division of Health Facilities

Website: http://www.ndhealth.gov/ or http://www.nd.gov/dhs/

Contact Information: (701) 328-2352

36. The state of Ohio

Licensing Agency: The Ohio Department of Health under the Division of Quality Assurance

Website: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/ltc/Residential-Care-Facilities/Main-Page

Contacts: (614) 466-7713

37. The state of Oklahoma

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health under Protective Health Services- Long Term Care Service Division

Website: https://www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/Long_Term_Care_Service/

Contact Information: (405) 271-6868

38. The state of Oregon

Licensing Agency: The Department of Human Services under Aging and Persons with Disabilities Program: Safety, Oversight & Quality Unit

Website: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/PROVIDERS-PARTNERS/LICENSING/Pages/index.aspx

Contact Information: (503) 373-2182

39. The state of Pennsylvania

Licensing Agency: The Department of Human Services under the Bureau of Human Services Licensing

Website: http://www.dhs.pa.gov/provider/longtermcareservices/

Contact Information: (717) 783-3670

40. The state of Rhode Island

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health under the Center for Health Facilities Regulation

Website: http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=213

Contact Information: (401) 222-2566

41. The state of South Carolina

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health & Environmental Control under the Division of Health Licensing

Website: http://www.scdhec.gov/health/licen/

Contact Information: (803) 545-4370

42. The state of South Dakota

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health under the Office of Health Care Facilities, Licensure & Certification

Website: https://dhs.sd.gov/LTSS/default.aspx

Contact Information: (605) 773-3356

43. The state of Tennessee

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health under the Division of Health Care Facilities

Website: https://www.tn.gov/health/health-professionals/hcf-main.html

Contact: (615) 741-7221

44. The state of Texas

Licensing Agency: The Health & Human Services Commission

Website: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/aging/long-term-care/24-hour-residential-services

Contact Information: (512) 438-3161

45. The state of Utah

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health under the Bureau of Health Facility, Licensing & Certification

Website: http://www.health.utah.gov/hflcra

Contact Information: (801) 273-2994

46. The state of Vermont

Licensing Agency: The Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living under the Division of Licensing & Protection

Website: http://www.dlp.vermont.gov/

Contact: (802) 871-3317

47. The state of Virginia

Licensing Agency: The Department of Social Services under the Division of Licensing: Adult Programs

Website: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/facility/alf.cgi

Contact Information: (804) 663-5535

48. The state of Washington

Licensing Agency: The Department of Social & Health Services under the Aging &Long term Support Administration

Website: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa

Contact Information: (360) 725-2402

49. The state of West Virginia

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health & Human Resources under the Bureau for Public Health- The Office of Health Facility Licensure & Certification

Website: http://ohflac.wvdhhr.org/index.html

Contact: (304) 558-0050

50. The state of Wisconsin

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health Services under the Division of Quality Assurance- The Bureau of Assisted Living

Website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/regulations/health-residential.htm

Contact Information: (608) 266-8598

51. The state of Wyoming

Licensing Agency: The Department of Health under the Office of Healthcare Licensing & Surveys

Website: https://health.wyo.gov/aging/hls/

Contact Information: (307) 777-7123

With the above sources, you will be able to find all the information that you need regarding the various requirements in the different states. All the information found on the agency sites is up to date.

It is important to ensure that you pay attention to all the requirements as this will influence their decision in giving you a license. Failure to comply with the stipulated instructions might lead to your license being suspended or even worse canceled.

The agencies above have all the information you need to start an assisted living facility. You can also use the provided contacts to clarify any issue you might be having in relation to your application.

Source:

https://www.ahcancal.org/ncal/advocacy/regs/Pages/AssistedLivingRegulations.aspx

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