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Adult Care Facility - Assisted Living Program


State Health, Department of

Assisted living programs must have a Certificate of Need to operate in New York State. This certificate comes from the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH).

Assisted living programs provide services for people with cognitive and/or age-related disabilities. They can operate alongside an residential adult care facility. The operator must organize all resident services. These include residential help, case management, and personal care. Operators cannot provide nursing or medical services.

New laws are in effect to better govern adult homes. Operators should review them as soon as possible.

NYS Department of Health

NYC Metropolitan Area Office
90 Church Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10007-2919
Phone 2124174921

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