Survey Guides for ALFs

Facing a government surveyor is often met with fear and confusion by many assisted living and residential care home staff. Awareness of the rules and regulations of your state and a healthy dose of common sense can go a long way in passing the surveys and inspections with flying colors.

Here is a collection of Survey Guides and Assisted Living / Residential Care Homes regulations used by various states. Note that these documents and links may not be up to date as agencies publish these at varying intervals; always check your state agency’s authorities and check the websites in case of doubt.

Please note that all states  do not have comprehensive guides or regulations online. Some states have very rigorous regulations and some have a relaxed set of guidelines.

Arizona

http://www.azdhs.gov/als/residential/rules.htm

 

California

http://www.ccld.ca.gov/PG1819.htm
http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/ord/entres/getinfo/pdf/rcfeman1.pdf
http://rcfe.lsnc.net/

 

Colorado

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadername2=Content-Type&blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D%22Assisted+Living+Residences%2FACF+Regulations+Checklist.pdf%22&blobheadervalue2=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251848789845&ssbinary=true

 

Florida

http://ahca.myflorida.com/MCHQ/Field_Ops/ALF_Resource_Manual.pdf

http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/alf_rulemaking/Rulemaking_Committee_Binder/8%20-%20ALWorkgroup%20Final%20Report.pdf

 

Georgia

http://dch.georgia.gov/sites/dch.georgia.gov/files/imported/vgn/images/portal/cit_1210/53/27/181156378ALC_IGs_2-2.pdf

 

Montana

http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/qad/assistedliving/pcpacket.shtml

 

Ohio

http://www.odh.ohio.gov/~/media/ODH/ASSETS/Files/rules/final/3701-10%20TO%2019/3701-17/3701-17-53.ashx

http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/ltc/rcfacal/rcfac1.aspx

http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/ltc/rcfacal/rcf_publications.aspx

 

Oklahoma

http://www.ok.gov/health/pub/wrapper/PHS-search.html

 

Oregon

http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/spwpd/pages/ltc/ltc_guide/resources.aspx

 

Utah

http://health.utah.gov/hflcra/forms/ALINTERPRETIVEGUIDELINES-DEC2012.pdf

 

Wisconsin

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p6/p63186.pdf

Please note that this list is neither comprehensive nor verified for accuracy / correctness / recency / authority. Please use at your own judgement and risk.