A Description of Board and Care Facilities, Operators, and Residents. 2.2 Selection of States


We produced a comparative ranking of the regulatory environments among the 50 States. We are confident that the States in the extensively regulated range have more stringent regulations, monitoring, and enforcement policies than do those on the limited end of the continuum. However, we did not assess the States’ regulatory environment with respect to a “gold standard” of very strong regulations. The 10 study States were: California, Florida, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Oregon in the extensive regulatory stratum and Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, and Texas in the limited regulatory stratum.

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