(1) The purpose of these rules is to establish standards for assisted living A, B and C facilities. Assisted living facilities are a setting for frail, elderly or disabled persons which provide supportive health and service coordination to maintain the residents' independence, individuality, privacy and dignity.
(2) An assisted living facility offers a suitable living arrangement for persons with a range of capabilities, disabilities, frailties and strengths. In general however, assisted living is not appropriate for individuals who are incapable of responding to their environment, expressing volition, interacting or demonstrating any independent activity. For example, individuals in a persistent vegetative state who require long term nursing care should not be placed or cared for in an assisted living facility.
History: Sec. 50-5-103, 50-5-226 and 50-5-227, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-5-225, 50-5-226 and 50-5-227, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 3638, Eff. 12/27/02; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 1146, Eff. 5/7/04.