Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association

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Kentucky's Assisted Living Requirements

There are several important state laws governing Kentucky's assisted living communities, as well as a key state regulation that explains how the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living conducts certification reviews. The following web links will connect you to this important information.

Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living
This web page includes a basic description of assisted living community services in Kentucky, a county listing of certified assisted living communities, and web links to the assisted living community laws, the assisted living community regulation, a checklist for selecting an assisted living community and other helpful resources.

Kentucky Revised Statutes
Assisted Living Community Requirements
Kentucky laws defining assisted living community services and related requirements (KRS 194A.700-729) can be found on this page under the heading “Assisted-Living Communities.”

Kentucky Administrative Regulations
Certification of Assisted Living Communities
This web link allows you to access the regulation that describes how the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living conducts assisted living community certification reviews.

Kentucky Revised Statutes — Criminal Record Checks
Assisted living communities in Kentucky are required to request a criminal record check on every employee, and are prohibited from continuing to employ any person who has been convicted of certain felony and misdemeanor offenses. This web link allows you to access KRS 216.785-793 under the heading “Services to Senior Citizens.” In addition, you can learn about requesting record checks from the Administrative Office of the Courts by linking to or from the Kentucky State Police at Further, you can confirm the coding of an individual’s violation on a records check report by linking to the Kentucky Uniform Crime Reports Codes web page at

Kentucky Revised Statutes — Reporting and
Recordkeeping of Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation

Assisted living communities in Kentucky are required to report and maintain records on any alleged or actual cases of abuse, neglect or exploitation of an adult. The toll-free statewide number is 1-800-752-6200.

Kentucky Revised Statutes - Requirements for Claiming to Provide Special Care for Persons With Alzheimer's
Kentucky law requires full disclosure of certain information by assisted living communities in Kentucky that claim to provide special care for persons with a medical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other related disorders.

Kentucky Occupational Safety & Health
Most assisted living communities are required to comply with a number of Kentucky OSH requirements related to an exposure control plan for bloodborne pathogens, first aid, hazardous communication plan and emergency action plan.

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