Adult Care Facility/Assisted Living "Do Not Refer List"

Section 460-d (11-15) of the Social Services Law requires the Department of Health to maintain a list of all Adult Care Facilities (Adult Homes, Enriched Housing Programs, Residences for Adults, and Assisted Living Programs) that have received written notice of an enforcement action based on a violation of an applicable law or regulation that creates an endangerment of resident health or safety, a pending enforcement action against a facility's operating certificate, an action to seek equitable relief under Section 460-d of the Social Services Law or a determination that the facility is required to be certified as an Adult Home, Enriched Housing Program, or Residence for Adults. This list is the "Do Not Refer List". Placement on the "Do Not Refer List" on the Department's website will serve as written notice to the appropriate office of the Office of Mental Health, Department of Correctional Services, State Division of Parole, and local services districts, as well as hospitals in the locality in which the facility is located.

Examples of circumstances in which a facility may be placed on the "Do Not Refer List" includes, but is not limited to, voluntary or involuntary closures, revocation of an operating certificate, or an uncertified/unlicensed facility.

Changes to the "Do Not Refer List" will be made as needed on this site. Check this site for the most up-to-date information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the attached list, please contact the Division of ACF/Assisted Living Surveillance at (518) 408-1133.