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Continuum of Care Facility and Assisted Living Center Licensure
(63 O.S. Supp. 1997, Section 1-890.1. et seq.)

There were changes to rules in June 2012 that affect administrators. Click here to view the letter issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators (OSBELTCA).


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General Information
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Provider Letters

HRDS-HFS2012-02 Change In License Renewal Date (June 18, 2012)
Letter Overview
Oklahoma law was amended to allow for license renewal to occur throughout the year. For licenses expiring July 31, 2012, the license expiration dates will be distributed over a period of twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) months.

HRDS-HFS2008-01 Assisted Living Center New Provisions in Law (October 16, 2008)
Letter Overview
Oklahoma law was amended to address resident safety concerns in assisted living centers with I-1 occupancy ratings.

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General Information

Board of Health Action
The Board of Health in 1998 adopted rules for the licensure of continuum of care facilities and assisted living centers. The rules most recently amended were effective June 25, 2007.

The Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act, which became law on May 20, 1997, authorized two new types of health care or residential settings – the continuum of care facility and the assisted living center. The continuum of care facility is capable of providing more services than are available in a typical nursing facility. The assisted living center offers a level of services between current nursing facilities and residential care homes.

Consumer Choice
Care plans and room setting can be adjusted to meet each resident’s needs and capabilities. As people age, they might not have to move when they start to need more care or assistance. The Consumer can choose a facility that offers services to meet current and future needs for personal care or skilled nursing care. Instead of being limited to current residential or nursing facility designs, consumers will be able to choose a living arrangement that meets their expectations for independence and privacy.

Provider Flexibility
Existing residential care and nursing facility providers may continue operating under their current licenses or may step up to meet requirements for the new license types. Continuum of care facilities and assisted living centers can adapt care plans and physical plants to the types of residents they intend to serve. Residents might not have to be discharged based on short-term variations in their health status or ability to ambulate. Services can be integrated, allowing facilities and centers to compete in the changing healthcare market place. Assisted living center licensure will be available to fill the gap between residential and nursing care.

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Rule and Statute

    Title 310. Oklahoma State Department of Health Chapter 663. Continuum of Care and Assisted Living (286K)

    Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes As amended in 2013 (12K)

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Application for Assisted Living Center or Continuum of Care Facility License

The Assisted Living Center or Continuum of Care Facility licensure application packet consists of the following forms and attachments.

    Assisted Living Center or Continuum of Care Facility License, ODH Form 624 (87K)

    Disclosure Statement of Owner, Lessee and Manager for a Long-Term Care Facility, ODH Form 953-B (1M)

    Detail Attachment to the Disclosure Statement, ODH Form 953-C (84K)

    Affirmation Attachment to the Disclosure Statement, ODH Form 953-D (72K)

    Staffing Projection and Professional Certification For A Nursing Or Long-term Care Facility, ODH Form 953-E (84K)

    Schedule B Long Term Care Facilities Projected Budget of Revenues and Expenses (79K)

    Resident Needs Chart (43K)

    Assisted Living Facility Renewal Application Checklist (30K)

    Alzheimer's Disease or Related Disorders Special Care Disclosure Form, ODH Form 613 ( 70K)

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Legal Resident Affidavit Forms

Note: The applicable form below is required for an applicant applying for a license as an individual.

    Affidavit of Lawful Presence by Person Making Application for a License, Permit or Certification, ODH Form 301 (29K)

    Affidavit of Lawful Presence by Guardian of Person Making Application for a License, Permit or Certification, ODH Form 266 (32K)

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Contact Information
Health Facility Systems
1000 NE 10th Street, Room 1010
Oklahoma City, OK  73117-1299
Phone 405.271.6868
Fax 405.271.7360
Click here to email

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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where can I view inspection reports?
A: View the related topic links below.

Q: Where do I make a complaint about nursing, assisted living, residential, or adult day care facilities?
A: Call 1-800-747-8419 or (405) 271-6868 or email ltccomplaints@health.ok.gov

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