Each state summary includes the regulatory or statutory citation and category name and includes a description of the state's approach to assisted living or board and care, the definition, unit requirements, tenant admission and retention policy, services that may be provided, the availability of Medicaid reimbursement for low income residents, medication assistance, staffing requirements, training requirements, background checks and monitoring.
This information was abstracted from state statutes, regulations or draft regulations. Copies of each state's summary were sent to appropriate state officials in April 1998 for their review and comment.
The information for each state is based on statutes, regulations, draft legislation, draft regulations and task force reports. Information from states based on draft material is presented to indicate the potential direction of state policy. Final legislation and rules may vary from the source material.