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Assisted Living Facility Licenses
Check Assisted Living Licenses with the State Regulating Bodies

As we have discussed, assisted living facilities are licensed at the state level. Each state will have different definitions, requirements and even licensing bodies that regulate assisted living in their state. We have compiled the list of assisted living licensing entities for each state and list links to those below. You can research and lookup a facility's license status at the state's official website using these links.

Alabama

Alabama Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Provider Standards

Alaska

Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Health Care Services

Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services, Assisted Living Facilities Licensing

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Human Services, Office of Long Term Care

California

California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division

Colorado

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Facilities

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Facility License & Investigations Section

Delaware

Deleware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection

Florida

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Health Facility Regulation

Georgia

Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Health, Office of Health Care Assurance

Idaho

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Illinois

Illinois Department of Health, Office of Health Care Regulation

Indiana

Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Long Term Care

Iowa

Iowa Departmentof Inspections & Appeals, Health Facilities Division

Kansas

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kentucky

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Aging and Independent Living

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals

Maine

Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Licensing and Regulatory Services

Maryland

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Health Care Quality

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs

Michigan

Michigan Department of Human Services, Adult Foster Care & Homes for the Aged Licensing

Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Health, Compliance Monitoring Division

Mississippi

Mississippi State Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification

Missouri

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

Montana

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Medicaid & Long-Term Care

Nevada

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Health Facilities Administration

New Jersey

State of New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing

New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Health, Health Facility Licensing & Certification Bureau

New York

New York State Department of Health

North Carolina

North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation, Adult Care Licensure Section

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities

Ohio

Ohio Department of Health, Health Care Facility Regulation

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Department of Health, Protective Health Services

Oregon

Oregon Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Long-Term Living

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Health, Office of Facilities Regulation

South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Health Licensing

South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Health Facilities Licensure & Certification

Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Health Care Facilities

Texas

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Utah

Utah Department of Health, Health Facility Licensing, Certification and Resident Assessment

Vermont

Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living, Division of Licensing and Protection

Virginia

Virginia Department of Social Services

Washington

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Washington D.C.

District of Columbia Department of Health, Intermediate Care Facilities Division

West Virginia

West Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensing and Certification

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Health, Healthcare Licensing and Surveys
Carol Marak
Carol Marak

After seven years of helping her aging parents, Carol Marak has become a dedicated senior care writer. Since 2007, she has been doing the research to find answers to common concerns: housing, aging and health, staying safe and independent, and planning long-term.