Group Care Facilities
Licensed Group Care Facilities
This program includes assisted living facilities, adult family care homes, hospice, public and private schools, and other related care facilities. The objective of the program is to assure that group care facilities comply with minimum standards relating to the protection of health, safety, and well-being of those using these facilities.
Group care facilities are regulated and licensed by state agencies such as the
- Department of Children and Families
- Department of Juvenile Justice
- Agency for Health Care Administration
- Department of Education
- The Department of Elder Affairs
The Department of Health has co-responsibilities in the enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations regarding the sanitation and control of communicable diseases at these facilities. Environmental Health staff provide direct services in the operational aspect of the program through regular inspections to assure that required sanitary standards are maintained. In some cases, we must inspect and approve facilities as a prerequisite to granting an operating license.
Our responsibilities vary by the type of facility and can be accessed by clicking on the specific type of facility below:
Please note that lead agencies, counties, and municipalities may impose more stringent or frequent inspection requirements and fees.
Group Care Owner? Be Prepared:
"Group Care Disaster Preparedness Toolkit" (157 KB PDF)