Licensure of Assisted Living
Two tiers of licensing – Assisted Living and Assisted Living with Memory Care
Establishes minimum standards of care, training and staffing
Rulemaking taking place 2019 – 2020
Effective August 1, 2021
Consumer Protections and Rights
Protections from: Arbitrary termination and retaliation.
Allows Elderly Waiver residents to continue living in the facility.
‘I’m Ok’ checks must be clearly communicated.
Electronic monitoring clarified – effective 1/1/20.
Protection of elderly waiver residents.
Victims Fund Established
Compensates victims of maltreatment
Effective now and until 2021when Assisted Living Licensure becomes effective
Increased Funding for Regulatory Oversight
Supported significant funding increases for the Department of Health and 17 new staff for the Office of Ombudsman for Long Term Care