Assisted Living Facility
2013 Licensure Fee Increase Letter (305 kb PDF)
2013 Emergency Status System (ESS) Preseason Letter (1.48 MB PDF)
|ALF Observations List|
An assisted living facility (ALF) is designed to provide personal care services in the least restrictive and most home-like environment. These facilities can range in size from one resident to several hundred and may offer a wide variety of personal and nursing services designed specifically to meet an individual's personal needs.
Facilities are licensed to provide routine personal care services under a "Standard" license, or more specific services under the authority of "Specialty" licenses. ALFs meeting the requirements for a Standard license may also qualify for specialty licenses. The purpose of "Specialty Licenses" is to allow individuals to "age in place" in familiar surroundings that can adequately and safely meet their continuing healthcare needs.
It is unlawful to knowingly refer a person for residency to an unlicensed assisted living facility. Any person who violates this law, commits a noncriminal violation, punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 as provided in s. 775.083, Florida Statutes.
Information on ALF law and regulation may be obtained from the Department of Elder Affairs’ web site at elderaffairs.state.fl.us. Pursuant Chapter 429.52(1) and (9) assisted living facility administrator training is required. Only individuals registered by the Department of Elder Affairs are qualified to provide the training. To obtain a list of approved trainers, select “ALF Training Providers & Test Fees” from the above link.
More detailed program information on assisted living facilities can be found at the Department of Elder Affairs' Florida Affordable Assisted Living Website.
To search for licensed assisted living facilities, please visit the following link: http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/.
- Chapter 408, Part II, Florida Statutes (PDF) / (HTML)
- Chapter 59A-35, Florida Administrative Code (HTML)
- Chapter 429, Part I, Florida Statutes (PDF) / (HTML)
- Chapter 58A-5, Florida Administrative Code (HTML)
- Chapter 58T-1, Florida Administrative Code (HTML)
The Regulation Set includes the Assisted Living Standard, Extended Congregate Care, Limited Mental Health, Limited Nursing Services, and AHCA Core Licensure Deficiencies.
Assisted Living Facility Application
- Sample of a Surety Bond
- Application Packet Fees
- Dept. Of Health - Notice
- Emergency Management Planning Criteria for Assisted Living Facilities
- Provider Emergency Contact Information and Resources
- Recommended Guidelines for Adult Protective Services re: Sexual Offenders/Predators, March, 2010
- Recommended Guidelines for Assisted Living Homes re: Sexual Offenders/Predators, March, 2010
Community Residential Homes
- Important Notice; Assisted Living Facility Zoning Requirements
- Chapter 419, Florida Statutes
- Community Residential Home Affidavit of Compliance
- Homes licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration--visit the AHCA website at http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov *
- Homes licensed by the Department of Children and Families--visit the DCF website at http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/regions/ to locate the Community Residential Home licensing staff in the appropriate district.
- Homes licensed by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities--visit the APD website at http://apd.myflorida.com/area/ to locate the APD staff in the appropriate district.
* (Please do not use as the sole source of information for determining 1000 feet of distance between facilities)
Background Screening Package
- Adverse Incident Information
- Initial Adverse Incident Report - 1 Day (AHCA Form 3180-1024)
- Complete Adverse Incident Report - 15 Day (AHCA Form 3180-1025)
- Monthly Liability Claim Form Information (DOEA Form 3180-1026)
Resident Health Assessment