16 States Make Changes to Assisted Living Laws


Analysis of NCAL Findings, published March 2012 reveals sixteen states reported making statutory, regulatory, or policy changes in 2011 impacting assisted living/residential care communities. At least four of these made major changes including Georgia, South Dakota, Nevada, and North Carolina.

The state of Washington now requires most new direct care workers (now called long-term care workers) to take 75 hours of training within 120 days of hire and become certified home care aides within 150 days of hire. 

For more information visit 2012 National Center for Assisted Living State Assisted Living Regulatory/Policy Changes at ncal.org.

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