Health and Safety
Assisted Living Residence Licensing Act
§ 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
(6) Resident activities. The frequency and types of
(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
(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.)