COVID-19 Infection Control Plan Guidance
Because group homes involve different individuals living together and sharing activities (congregate living), group homes are at high risk of COVID-19 spreading and affecting their residents as well as staff. Having an infection prevention and control plan individualized to your facility is important for the protection of your staff and patients. The generic infection prevention and control plan (linked below) for group homes is meant to assist each facility in developing its own individualized plan to meet the need of the facility, its residents and staff.
- Recommended Infection Prevention and Control Plan for Group Homes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response
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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.
New regulations - R109-18P (vital signs, glucose testing, etc.)
Licensing and Applications
To apply for a license to operate a residential facility for groups, you must complete the following:
Technical Bulletins – Important Notices