The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) released its 2011 edition of Assisted Living State Regulatory Review earlier this week finding that at least 18 states made changes to assisted living regulations, statutes, and policies last year.
Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas made “major changes,” according to the report, which is published every March. It summarizes state assisted living regulations across 21 categories, which include employee background checks, life safety, medication management, and move-in and move-out criteria.
In the 2011 report, focal points of state regulatory changes included Alzheimer’s dementia standards, full disclosure of information to consumers, resident assessment, staff training, and protections from exploitation.
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