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Continuing Care Retirement Community & Fee-for-Service Continuing Care Retirement Community Operating Certificate


State Health, Department of

Nursing and retirement homes need an operating certificate from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

This certificate is for facilities that provide continuing care on a fee-for-service schedule. Facilities are oriented to the enhancement of quality of life, and not to medical care.

Facilities must provide the following services to get a certificate:
  • nursing facility services;
  • help with daily activities;
  • home health services;
  • a meal plan;
  • social services; and
  • independent living units.
New rules exist for adult care facilities in New York. Operators should be sure to review the rules.

NYS Department of Health

NYC Metropolitan Area Office

90 Church Street, 14th Floor

New York NY 10007-2919
Phone 2124174921

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