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(a) A person may not begin operation of an assisted living home until that person has obtained a probationary or standard license from the department. A person may not move the location or make a major modification of a licensed assisted living home, or increase the number of residents the home is licensed to serve until that person has obtained approval for a modification of its license from the department. An application under this section must be made on a form supplied by the department. A person may not apply for a license to operate one or more additional homes until each current home has passed the probationary period and been issued a standard license. For purposes of this subsection, "major modification" means a change to the home that, during construction of the modification, would adversely affect the residents, services to the residents, or emergency evacuation of the residents.
(b) An application for a license to operate an assisted living home must be notarized and must contain
(1) the name, title, address, telephone number, and, if available, electronic mail address and facsimile number of
(A) the applicant;
(B) each person who has an ownership interest in the home;
(C) the chief executive officer of the unit or subunit of government, if the applicant is a government entity;
(D) the owner of the premises in which the home will be located, if the applicant is not the owner of the premises; and
(E) the administrator of the home;
(2) the name of the assisted living home, if known by a name;
(3) the address of the assisted living home or the proposed new location of the assisted living home;
(5) repealed 4/6/2002;
(6) the number of individuals within the maximum occupancy number established by the fire safety inspection required under 7 AAC 75.270 that a home licensed for six or more residents intends to serve;
(7) the number of residents the home intends to serve who are expected to be persons who
(A) have a primary diagnosis of mental illness or physical or developmental disability; or
(B) are elderly or suffering from dementia, but who are not mentally ill;
(8) the services the home proposes to offer;
(9) copies of all permits and approvals required by state or local government agencies, other than the department, for construction or operation of the home;
(11) a staff plan that describes the number of employees that will be employed by the home and each employee's responsibilities; the application must indicate that the home is prepared to modify the proposed staff plan to meet the terms of an individual residential services contract executed under AS 47.33.210 or an assisted living plan prepared under AS 47.33.220 and 47.33.230;
(12) a disaster preparedness plan to protect the residents of the home from disaster;
(13) a business plan, if applying to operate a home licensed for 11 or more residents or to operate multiple homes; the plan must include a description of the plan, services offered, the location of the business, a management and personnel plan, and projected detail of anticipated monthly expenses for six months; and
(14) information concerning any denial of a prior application, voluntary termination of a license during an investigation, or termination of an administrator or care provider for cause.
(c) An application to modify a license must contain the applicant's name, title, address, telephone number, and, if available, electronic mail address and facsimile number. The application must also describe the modification sought. If the modification is to increase the number of residents served to 11 or more, the application must also include the business plan described in (b)(13) of this section.
History: Eff. 7/1/95, Register 134; am 9/28/2001, Register 159; am 4/6/2002, Register 162; am 6/24/2004, Register 170
Authority: AS 47.33.410
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