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Detailed Information for: Assisted Living Facility
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Updated: 12/11/2014
Description: Assisted Living Facility means a building, complex or distinct part thereof, consisting of full self-contained individual living units where six or more seniors and person with disabilities may reside. The facility offers and coordinates a range of supportive services available on a 24-hour basis to meet the activities of daily living, health, and social needs of the residents as described in these rules. A program approach is used to promote resident self-direction and participation in decisions that emphasize choice, dignity, privacy, individuality, independence, and home-like surroundings.

Similar Keywords: facilities, homes, elders, senior citizens, retirement centers
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 411-054
Duration: 2 Years
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  1-15 bed: $360
16-49 beds $520
50-99 beds $1,040
100-150 bed $1,340
151 or more beds $1,500
Responsible Agency: DHS - Seniors and People with Disabilities Div.
Fee Exemptions: Government owned facility
Examination Information: None
Continuing Ed Requirements: 20 CEU's per year for Administrators.
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
Prerequisites: No prerequistes for licensee(s).

Prior to applying for building permit, applicant must submit to DHS a Letter of intent including:
  • city, number of units and max capacity, intended payor sources;

  • market study within 12 months; and

  • pro forma including projected revenues, expenditures and residents days by month for first 12 months and cash flow analysis.

Building plans must be filed with Human Services, Facilities Planning and Safety. Plans must comply with Fire and Life Safety codes and the structural and accessibility requirements of the licensing rules.

The Facility administrator must complete
  • DHS approved 40 hr. training

  • be at least 21

  • HS/GED

  • 2 years professional or management experience in the health or social services

  • 20 hrs continuing education per year

  • Pass Criminal History Check
Application Form: None
Renewals: Facility will receive an invoice for the licensing fee. The facility is required to download form and submit with back ground check of owners with more than 5% interest, and completed fire Marshal inspection. 
Service Links: contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation: Letter of intent,
building plans,
facility information,
number of residents,
name and addresses of all:
  • with incidence of ownership,

  • officers and director,

  • partners,

  • LLC members,

  • management company,

  • anyone who has been convicted of a crime regarding operation of a facility,

  • operated a facility or

  • had license revoked.
    Additional Information: The Facility administrator must complete 20 hrs continuing education per year.

      Agency Information
    Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
    Agency Name: DHS - Seniors and People with Disabilities Div.
    E-mail Address: dhs.directorsoffice@state.or.us
    Phone: 503-945-5811
    Mail Address: DHS - Seniors and People with Disabilities
    500 Summer Street NE, E-02
    Salem, OR 97301
    Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/aboutdhs/Pages/structure/spd.aspx

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