Continuum of Care & Assisted Living Centers
- HRDS-HFS2012-02 Change In License Renewal Date (June 18, 2012)
Oklahoma law was amended to allow for license renewal to occur throughout the year. For licenses expiring July 31, 2012, the license expiration dates will be distributed over a period of twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) months.
- HRDS-HFS2008-01 Assisted Living Center New Provisions in Law (October 16, 2008)
Oklahoma law was amended to address resident safety concerns in assisted living centers with I-1 occupancy ratings.
Board of Health Action
The Board of Health in 1998 adopted rules for the licensure of continuum of care facilities and assisted living centers. The rules most recently amended were effective June 25, 2007.
The Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act, which became law on May 20, 1997, authorized two new types of health care or residential settings – the continuum of care facility and the assisted living center. The continuum of care facility is capable of providing more services than are available in a typical nursing facility. The assisted living center offers a level of services between current nursing facilities and residential care homes.
Care plans and room setting can be adjusted to meet each resident’s needs and capabilities. As people age, they might not have to move when they start to need more care or assistance. The Consumer can choose a facility that offers services to meet current and future needs for personal care or skilled nursing care. Instead of being limited to current residential or nursing facility designs, consumers will be able to choose a living arrangement that meets their expectations for independence and privacy.
Existing residential care and nursing facility providers may continue operating under their current licenses or may step up to meet requirements for the new license types. Continuum of care facilities and assisted living centers can adapt care plans and physical plants to the types of residents they intend to serve. Residents might not have to be discharged based on short-term variations in their health status or ability to ambulate. Services can be integrated, allowing facilities and centers to compete in the changing healthcare market place. Assisted living center licensure will be available to fill the gap between residential and nursing care.
Rules & Statutes (as amended in 2016)
Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes As amended in 2017
Reported Changes to Previous Filings
The Continuum of Care and Assisted Living rules, Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:663, require facilities to report to the Department for review substantial changes to the information originally reported in the license application. Complete the Assisted Living Center or Continuum of Care Facility License Application (ODH Form 624), indicating the application is submitted as an “Amendment to current license or information reported.” Most frequently, this addresses changes in the facility administrator.
OAC 310: 663-27-1: Any substantial change in the information originally reported in the license application shall be submitted to the Department for review.
OAC 310: 663-27-2: Within thirty (30) days after receipt, the Department shall approve or deny proposed changes or required filings.
Application for Assisted Living Center or Continuum of Care Facility License
The Assisted Living Center or Continuum of Care Facility licensure application packet consists of the following forms and attachments.
Disclosure Statement of Owner, Lessee and Manager for a Long-Term Care Facility, ODH Form 953-B
Detail Attachment to the Disclosure Statement, ODH Form 953-C
Affirmation Attachment to the Disclosure Statement, ODH Form 953-D
Staffing Projection and Professional Certification For A Nursing Or Long-term Care Facility, ODH Form 953-E
Legal Resident Affidavit Forms
Note: The applicable form below is required for an applicant applying for a license as an individual.
Affidavit of Lawful Presence by Person Making Application for a License, Permit or Certification, ODH Form 301
Affidavit of Lawful Presence by Guardian of Person Making Application for a License, Permit or Certification, ODH Form 266
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where do I make a complaint about nursing home, assisted living, residential care, or adult day care facilities?
A: See 'Related Topics' below.
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Health Facility Systems
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: (405) 426-8175
Fax: (405) 900-7571