National Assisted Living Organization’s Report on States’ Assisted Living Regulations Finds Regulatory Change in 2008
Analysis of unique annual report finds more than a third of states changed policies regarding assisted living
Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) released its unique and comprehensive resource the 2009 Assisted Living State Regulatory Review. The report summarizes state assisted living regulations in 21 categories including fire and life safety.
“States actively regulate assisted living and during 2008, 18 states made regulatory changes impacting assisted living/residential care facilities with at least six of these states making major modifications,” said Karl Polzer, NCAL’s senior policy director and the report’s author. “Assisted living regulations continued to evolve in dynamic ways in 2008, as more than one third of the states made changes.”
The report is sought after by state regulatory agencies who want to keep up with regulatory developments occurring in other states. It is a free resource that NCAL produces and makes available to its members, media, policy makers, and consumers.
“State regulators and providers eagerly anticipate the release of this report to track development and trends nationwide,” said David Kyllo, executive director of NCAL. “The state regulatory review is widely used by assisted living professionals, aging organizations, consumers, researchers and policymakers because it is the only resource of its kind published annually.”
The 233-page report offers an easy-to-read summary of assisted living regulations in the 50 states and District of Columbia. The report also provides contact information for state agencies that oversee assisted living; and includes each agency’s Web site address.
Note: Senior Policy Director Karl Polzer has prepared an analysis on states assisted living regulatory trends and is available for an interview. To schedule an interview, call Lisa Gelhaus (202) 898-2825.
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) represents more than 2,700 not-for-profit and proprietary assisted living and residential care communities dedicated to continuous improvement in the delivery of professional compassionate care and services for the elderly and disabled. NCAL is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association.