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Assisted Living Facility Licensing Organizations by State

We have compiled the following state organizations that regulate and license assisted living for their respective states. Since assisted living is not standardized or licensed at the national level, these state organizations handle the rules, regulations and requirements for assisted living.

    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Quality Assurance Division

    Phone: (406) 444-2676
    Website: www.dphhs.mt.gov

    Contact:
    Jan Kiely
    Phone: (406) 444-1575
    Email: jkiely@mt.gov

    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation

    Phone: (919) 855-3765
    Website: ncdhhs.gov

    Contact:
    Doug Barrick
    Phone: (919) 855-3778
    Email: doug.barrick@dhhs.nc.gov

    North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities for Basic Care Facilities

    Phone: (701) 328-2352
    Website: www.ndhealth.gov

    Contact:
    Darleen Bartz, PhD (Basic Care)
    Phone: (701) 328-2352
    Email: dbartz@nd.gov

    North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Food & Lodging for Assisted Living (Food Sanitation and Life Safety)

    Phone: (701) 328-1292
    Website: www.ndhealth.gov

    Contact:
    Kenan Bullinger (Food Sanitation and Life Safety)
    Phone: (701) 328-1292
    Email: kbulling@nd.gov

    North Dakota Department of Human Services for Assisted Living Facilities

    Phone: (701) 328-2321
    LeeAnn Thiel (Human Services) Phone (701) 328-4893 Email: lthiel@nd.gov
    Website: www.nd.gov



    Office of Long Term Care Facilities, Licensure Unit, Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Phone: (402) 471-2133
    Website: www.hhs.state.ne.us

    Contact:
    Eve Lewis
    Phone: (402) 471-3324
    Email: eve.lewis@nebraska.gov

    New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Operations Support, Health Facilities Administration

    Phone: (603) 271-4592
    Website: www.dhhs.state.nh.us

    Contact:
    John Martin
    Phone: (603) 271-5321
    Email: jbmartin@dhhs.state.nh.us

    New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

    Phone: 609-633-9034
    Website: www.state.nj.us

    Contact:
    John Calabria
    Phone: 609-633-9034
    Email: john.calabria@doh.state.nj.us
    Contact:
    Barbara Goldman
    Email: barbara.goldman@doh.state.nj.us

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

    Phone: (505) 476-9031
    Website: dhi.health.state.nm.us

    Contact:
    Amber Espinosa-Trujillo
    Phone: (505) 476-9031
    Email: Amber.Espinosa-Truj@state.nm.us

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

    Phone: (775) 687-4475
    Website: www.health.nv.gov

    Contact:
    Patricia Chambers, RN
    Phone: (775) 687-4475
    Email: pchambers@health.nv.gov

    New York Department of Health

    Phone: (518) 408-1600
    Website: www.health.state.ny.us

    Contact:
    Guy Warner
    Phone: (518) 408-1600
    Email: grw01@health.state.ny.us

    Ohio Department of Health

    Phone: (614) 466-7713
    Website: www.odh.state.oh.us.

    Contact:
    Bridgette Smith
    Phone: (614) 466-7713
    Email: bridgette.smith@odh.ohio.gov

    Oklahoma Department of Health, Protective Health Services

    Phone: (405) 271-6868
    Website: www.health.ok.us

    Contact:
    Darlene Simmons (licensure)
    Phone: (405) 271-6868
    Email: darlene@health.ok.gov
    Contact:
    Mary Fleming, RN (inspection)
    Email: maryf@health.ok.gov

    Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities

    Phone: (503) 945-5832
    Website: www.oregon.gov

    Contact:
    Dennett Taber
    Phone: (503) 945-5793
    Email: dennett.taber@state.or.us

    Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Adult Residential Licensure

    Phone: (717) 783-3670
    Website: www.dpw.state.pa.us

    Contact:
    Karen E. Kroh
    Phone: (717) 783-3670
    Email: kkroh@state.pa.us

    Rhode Island Department of Health Facilities, Regulation Division

    Phone: (401) 222-2566
    Website: www.HEALTH.ri.gov

    Contact:
    Andrew Powers
    Phone: (401) 222-4523
    Email: andrew.powers@HEALTH.ri.gov

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing

    Phone: (803) 545-4370
    Website: www.scdhec.gov

    Contact:
    Shelton Elliott
    Phone: (803) 545-4227
    Email: ElliotSM@dhec.sc.gov

    South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Health Care Facilities Licensure and Certification

    Phone: (605) 773-3356
    Website: www.state.sd.us

    Contact:
    Rosemary Connot
    Phone: (605) 842-2969
    Email: rosemary.connot@state.sd.us

    Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Health Care Facilities

    Phone: (615) 741-7221
    Website: health.state.tn.us

    Contact:
    Ann Rutherford Reed
    Phone: (615) 741-7188
    Email: Ann.R.Reed@tn.gov

    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

    Phone: (512) 438-3161
    Website: www.dads.state.tx.us

    Contact:
    Dotty Acosta
    Phone: (512) 438-2170
    Email: dorothea.acosta@dads.state.tx.us

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

    Phone: (801) 538-6158
    Website: www.health.utah.gov

    Contact:
    Carmen Richins
    Phone: (801) 538-6158
    Email: carmenrichins@utah.gov

    Virginia Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing Programs

    Phone: (804) 726-7157
    Website: www.dss.state.va.us

    Contact:
    Judy McGreal
    Phone: (804) 726-7157
    Email: judith.mcgreal@dss.virginia.gov

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

    Phone: (802) 241-2345
    Website: www.dail.vermont.gov

    Contact:
    Fran Keeler
    Phone: (802) 241-2345
    Email: frances.keeler@ahs.state.vt.us

    Washington Department of Social and Health Services/Aging and Disability Services Administration

    Phone: (360) 725-2300
    Website: www.adsa.dshs.wa.gov

    Contact:
    Judy Johnson
    Phone: (360) 725-2591
    Email: judy.johnson@dshs.wa.gov

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Assisted Living

    Phone: (608) 266-8598
    Website: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

    Contact:
    Kevin Coughlin
    Phone: (608) 266-8598
    Email: kevin.coughlin@wi.gov

    West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification

    Phone: (304) 558-0050
    Website: www.WVDHHR.org

    Contact:
    Sharon Kirk
    Phone: (304) 558-3151
    Email: Sharon.R.Kirk@wv.gov

    Wyoming Department of Health, Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys

    Phone: (307) 777-7123
    Website: wdh.state.wy.us

    Contact:
    Jean McLean
    Phone: (307) 777-7123
    Email: jean.mclean@health.wyo.gov

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.