Assisted Living Programs Need Methodology

Request for Information

March 29, 2019

Dear Interested Party:

New York State Social Services Law (SSL) §461-m(i) authorizes the Department to develop a public need methodology for the approval of Assisted Living Programs (ALPs) effective April 1, 2023. The new public need methodology will consider regional occupancy rates of both adult care facilities and ALPs and the extent to which the ALP will serve individuals receiving Medicaid benefits, but will also serve to ensure an adequate supply of ALP slots are available and accessible.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather input for the development of a public need methodology to meet the criteria of SSL §461-m(i). The RFI seeks recommendations for planning area designations, factors to include in the methodology, exceptions to the methodology, and any additional requirements or priority considerations to be included.

Please submit comments and recommendations to no later than COB May 1, 2019.

Schedule of Events

Deadline to Send Comments and Recommendations no later than COB May 1, 2019

Contact Information

  • Valerie A. Deetz, Director
    Division of Adult Care Facilities
    and Assisted Living Surveillance