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Residential facility for groups (adult group care/assisted living)

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State of Nevada Find a health facility locator for assisted-living facilities (also called residential facilities for groups) 

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    A dedicated email listserv has been set up to provide interested individuals (staff, patients, families, advocates, the general public) access to information about residential facilities for groups from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. This information includes guidance on regulations, medical or epidemiological issues, patient/resident care, infection control, state and federal inspection requirements and more. While information can be technical in nature, every effort is made to make it understandable to anyone. Use the links below to subscribe or unsubscribe.

    State Laws and Regulations

    With specific exemptions in the law cited below, “residential facility for groups” means an establishment that furnishes food, shelter, assistance and limited supervision to a person with an intellectual disability or with a physical disability or a person who is aged or infirm. The term includes, without limitation, an assisted living facility.

    Infection Prevention and Control Guidance

    The Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC) infection prevention and control team is available for consultations and risk assessment; onsite technical support; outbreak support; and questions about infection prevention and control issues. The team has also complied general resources and facility type-specific resources, as linked below. Regarding any of the services listed above, send an email to

    Law change removes 'chronic illness' endorsement

    New applicants for a residential facilities for groups license will no longer have the option to apply for a "chronic illness" endorsement. Prior to 2023, applicants could apply for the endorsement in order to offer or provide care and protective supervision for a resident with a chronic illness or progressively debilitating disease (NAC 449.2766). With the development of other options to care for such residents, the chronic illness endorsement was determined to be no longer needed and this regulation was repealed (see R043-22).

    Information is still pending for licensed facilities that still have the chronic illness endorsement.

      Licensing and Applications

      To apply for a license to operate a residential facility for groups, you must complete the following:

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