Senior Living Regulatory and Licensing Resources by State

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Each state has its own regulations governing the licensing and operation of senior living facilities. At Enquire, our goal is to help you keep informed about the regulations in your jurisdiction so you can make the best decisions for your community and provide the highest quality care for your residents.

Below you will find links to the government agency websites for each state, as well as to the current regulations and resources for assisted living facilities, nursing facilities, and other short- and long-term care environments. 

Click on a state to view the resources.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
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Alabama

Government Agencies Regulations

Visit the Alabama Department of Public Health for access to information about certificates, licenses, permits, and regulations.

Alaska

Government Agencies Regulations Resources

Visit the Alaska Department of Health, Senior and Disabilities Services for additional resources and support.

Arizona

Government Agencies Regulations

Visit the Arizona Department of Health Services for regulations and licensing rules related to residential and long-term care.

Arkansas

Government Agencies Regulations

Visit the Arkansas Department of Human Services for access to all services and programs related to aging and long term care.

California

Government Agencies Regulations Visit the California Department of Social Services, the Health and Human Services Agency, and the Department of Public Health for all regulations and licensing related to senior care.

Colorado

Government Agencies Regulations

Visit the Colorado Department of Education Quick Guide for Seniors and Caregivers for a list of websites related to senior care and assisted living.

Connecticut

Government Agencies Regulations

Visit this page of links to national and state resources related to aging and senior care in Connecticut.

Delaware

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit this list of related links for aging and caregiver information in Delaware.

District of Columbia

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the District of Columbia Office on Aging for additional ward-based and citywide supportive services, resources, and referral links.

Florida

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Resource Directory for access to a wealth of information and services for seniors and caregivers.

Georgia

Government Agencies Regulations

Visit the Georgia Department of Community Health for more information on providers and programs.

Hawaii

Government Agencies Regulations

Visit the Hawaii Department of Health Office of Health Care Assurance for access to all regulations governing senior care and aging services.

Idaho

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Providers Page for access to all facilities and licensing information related to senior care.

Illinois

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Illinois Department on Aging for additional statutes and administrative rules governing senior care.

Indiana

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Indiana Family and Social Services Division on Aging for more aging services provider resources in Indiana.

Iowa

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Iowa Department on Aging for resources and regional agencies serving seniors in Iowa.

Kansas

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services for more resources for senior care providers in Kansas.

Kentucky

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services for a full list of long term care regulations.

Louisiana

Government Agencies Regulations

Also see Louisiana’s Long Term Care Reform Plan for more information about changes in Louisiana’s adult services policies

Maine

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Maine Office of Aging and Disability Services for more information about adult services and long term care in Maine.

Maryland

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Maryland Office of Health Care Quality Regulations for specialized search results related to assisted living and long term care in Maryland.

Massachusetts

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Massachusetts HHS Health Care Facility Licensure and Certification page for recent updates and announcements concerning senior care licensing in Massachusetts.

Michigan

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Michigan Assisted Living Association for trainings and resources for assisted living providers in Michigan.

Minnesota

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Minnesota Department of Health Licensing page for further access to licensing services for long term and home care in Minnesota.

Mississippi

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services for additional programs and resources related to senior care in Mississippi.

Missouri

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Laws, Regulations, and Manuals page for long term care units, both stand-alone and inside hospitals.

Montana

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Montana Department of Health and Human Services Aging Services page for access to senior-based services for Montana residents.

Nebraska

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Nebraska State Unit on Aging for access to the latest government programs and plans related to senior care in Nebraska.

Nevada

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Nevada Health and Human Services Aging and Disability Services Division for access to programs and services related to senior care in Nevada.

New Hampshire

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the New Hampshire DHHS full list of Certified Administrative Rules for senior care facilities in New Hampshire.

New Jersey

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the New Jersey Division of Aging Services home page for full access to senior care resources in New Jersey.

New Mexico

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the New Mexico Aging and Disability Resource Center for services and resources for seniors and caregivers in New Mexico.

New York

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the New York State Office for the Aging for additional resources and research related to senior care in New York.

North Carolina

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the full list of North Carolina Division of Health Service Rules and Regulations.

North Dakota

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the North Dakota Adults and Aging Services Division for publications, research and links related to senior care in North Dakota.

Ohio

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Ohio Department of Aging for access to resources, services, and information related to senior care in Ohio.

Oklahoma

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Oklahoma DHS Aging Services Division for more resources related to senior care in Oklahoma.

Oregon

Government Agencies Regulations

Visit the DHS website for access to all adopted administrative rules related to aging and people with disabilities.

Pennsylvania

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Pennsylvania Department of Aging for additional links and resources useful to professionals in the Pennsylvania senior living industry.

Rhode Island

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs for access to resources and services related to senior care in Rhode Island.

South Carolina

Government Agencies Regulations

Visit the South Carolina Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging for additional resources and initiatives related to senior care in South Carolina.

South Dakota

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the South Dakota Social Services Adult Services and Aging Division for additional resources related to senior living and care in South Dakota.

Tennessee

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability for additional resources related to the senior care industry in Tennessee.

Texas

Government Agencies Regulations

Utah

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Utah Department of Human Services Aging and Adult Services Division for additional resources related to senior living in Utah.

Vermont

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Vermont Statutes Online for the most current health regulations related to senior care in the state of Vermont.

Virginia

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Virginia Division for the Aging, especially the Service Providers section, for additional resources related to quality senior care in Virginia.

Washington

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Washington Aging and Long Term Support Administration’s Professionals and Providers page for additional resources related to the senior living industry in Washington.

West Virginia

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Center for additional information related to quality senior care in West Virginia

Wisconsin

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Aging and Disability Resource Centers page for additional information related to senior care in Wisconsin.

Wyoming

Government Agencies Regulations

Also visit the Wyoming Department of Health Aging Division for additional resources related to quality senior care in Wyoming.

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