AL/PC

AL/PC Regulatory Resources

PHCA strives to provide its assisted living residence and personal care home members with regulatory resources used on a daily basis as well as those that can assist in more strategic decisions.  Included are resources created by PHCA, links to state agency websites and state required assisted living and personal care forms.

BHSL Introduces Entrance Conference Guides

Care Facility Carbon Monoxide Alarms Standards Act – Act 48 of 2016 

Effective September 21, 2016, this Act provides standards for carbon monoxide alarms in care facilities.

BHSL Posts Clarification on CO Detectors

BHSL posted calrifications on carbon monoxide detectors in its April 2017 Q & As.

BHSL

Assisted living residences and personal care homes in Pennsylvania are regulated and licensed by the Department of Human Services, Bureau of Human Service Licensing (BHSL). BHSL provides many resources to assisted living and personal care providers via its webpage, the most frequently used resources are accessible on this page.

AL/PC Forms

Assisted living residences and personal care homes in Pennsylvania are regulated and licensed by the Department of Human Services, Bureau of Human Service Licensing (BHSL). Assisted living and personal care forms developed by BHSL are accessible on this page.

Questions to Consider Before Pursuing an ALR License

This resource was created explicitly for personal care home providers considering a transition from personal care to assisted living licensure.  If a provider answers “yes” to a number of the questions included in this resource, the provider should then move on to the PHCA ‘Green Book’ for a more in-depth review of the difference between personal care and assisted living licensure.

Green Book

This resource is a side-by-side comparison of the personal care home and assisted living residence regulations, which highlights the differences in language and regulatory provisions between the two licensures. (March 2016)

OSHA

In May 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards. With this new rule, OSHA is applying the insights of behavioral economics to improve workplace safety and prevent injuries and illnesses.

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