NCAL releases the 2022 edition of the “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review”On Friday the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) released the 2022 edition of the “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review” which outlines state specific assisted living regulations and key contact personnel.
The “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review” summarizes key selected state requirements for assisted living licensure or certification. It provides information for every state and the District of Columbia on topics such as which state agency licenses assisted living, recent legislative and regulatory updates affecting assisted living, and requirements for resident agreements, admission and discharge, units serving people with Alzheimer's or other dementias, staffing, and training.
The report also includes requirements for communities that offer seniors and people with disabilities housing, supportive services, person-centered assistance with activities of daily living, and some level of health care but may use a different term than assisted living (such as residential care and personal care homes).
The report found the following:
- Forty-six states and the District of Columbia (92%) require a consumer disclosure, agreement, and/or bill of rights for residents.
- All 50 states and the District of Columbia require a form of resident assessment and, at minimum, provide activities of daily living for residents.
- Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia (98%) have provisions around, and allow, providing medication management to residents.
- Forty-five states and the District of Columbia (90%) have minimum educational and/or training requirements for assisted living administrators/directors.
The full report along with summaries for each state are available on the NCAL website.
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