Information provided upon application for admission
(1)A residential care facility, which includes an assisted living facility, shall provide, at a minimum, the following information to an individual or any person acting on behalf of the individual at the time the individual applies for admission to the residential care facility and upon request:
(a)A summary explanation of the services provided by the facility;
(b)A summary explanation of the types of care that the facility does not provide;
(c)A statement that if the facility is not capable of meeting the resident’s needs for care and services, the facility may require the resident to pursue other options, including by moving to another facility or care setting;
(d)A statement that if a resident leaves the facility to receive acute medical, psychiatric, nursing facility or other care, before the resident may return to the facility, the facility will first evaluate whether the facility is capable of meeting the resident’s care needs and, if not, the resident will not be permitted to return to the facility;
(e)A statement of a resident’s right to appeal if the facility requires the resident to leave the facility or does not permit the resident to return to the facility, as described in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this subsection; and
(f)A statement of whether the facility will arrange for or otherwise coordinate hospice care for a resident upon request.
(2)The information described in subsection (1) of this section must:
(a)Be in writing;
(b)Be written in plain English;
(c)Be explained to the individual or the person acting on behalf of the individual in a manner the individual or person understands;
(d)Be provided separately from all other disclosure and residency agreement documents; and
(e)Require the signature of the individual or the person acting on behalf of the individual acknowledging that the individual or person understands the content and the implications of the information.
(3)A residential care facility must update and submit to the Department of Human Services the information described in this section at any time there is a change in management or ownership of the facility. The department shall make the information available to the public on the department’s facility search website. [2019 c.554 §2; 2021 c.655 §2]
Section 443.443 — Information provided upon application for admission,