Adult Care Facility and Assisted Living Common Application

The Bureau of Licensure and Certification is responsible for the review and consideration of all requests to obtain licensure and certification of adult care facilities throughout New York State (NYS). The application review process involves assessment of several components involving the applicant's legal, financial and character and competence standing. Details of the proposed project (i.e., new construction or renovation of a currently licensed facility) are also considered. The Bureau works closely with the appropriate Regional Office to ensure that the proposed operator/applicant has the capacity to provide the necessary care and services in a safe and healthy environment to residents of NYS. New or revised Operating Certificates are issued to applicants whose projects have been approved by the Bureau. Operating Certificates are renewed periodically as scheduled.

Adult Care Facility Common Application

Effective July 1, 2019, applications must be submitted via NYSECON. Please refer to DAL #19-16 for additional guidance.

Model Residency Agreements

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