§23-17.4-16.2  Special care unit and limited health services disclosure by residences. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 23

Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17.4

Assisted Living Residence Licensing Act

SECTION 23-17.4-16.2



   § 23-17.4-16.2  Special care unit and

limited health services disclosure by residences. –

(a) Any assisted living residence which offers to provide or provides services

to residents with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia by means of an

Alzheimer's special care unit and/or limited health services shall be required

to disclose the type of services provided, in addition to those services

required by the rules and regulations for the licensing of assisted living

residences. Disclosures shall be made to the licensing agency and to any person

seeking placement in an Alzheimer's special care unit and/or any person

receiving limited health services from an assisted living residence. The

information disclosed shall explain that additional care is provided in each of

the following areas:



   (1) Philosophy. The Alzheimer's special care unit

and/or delivery of limited health services shall develop a written statement of

its overall philosophy and mission which reflects the needs of residents

afflicted with dementia and/or needing limited health services.



   (2) Pre-occupancy, occupancy, and termination of

residence. The process and criteria for occupancy, transfer, or termination

of residency from the unit and/or the termination of limited health services.



   (3) Assessment, service planning, and implementation.

The process used for assessment and establishing the plan of service and its

implementation, including the method by which the plan of service evolves and

is responsive to changes in condition.



   (4) Staffing patterns and training ratios. Staff

training and continuing education practices.



   (5) Physical environment. The physical environment and

design features appropriate to support the functioning of cognitively impaired

adult residents.



   (6) Resident activities. The frequency and types of

resident activities.



   (7) Family role in providing support and services.

The involvement in families and family support programs.



   (8) Program costs. The cost of care and any additional

fees.



   (b) The licensing agency shall develop a standard disclosure

form and shall review the information provided on the disclosure form by the

residential care and assisted living facility to verify the accuracy of the

information reported on it. Any significant changes in the information provided

by the residential care and assisted living facility will be reported to the

licensing agency at the time the changes are made.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1993, ch. 237, § 4; P.L. 1993, ch. 264, § 4; P.L. 2002, ch.

157, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 158, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 294, § 1; P.L.

2013, ch. 379, § 1.)

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