A Community Residential Care Facility (CRCF) offers room and board and, unlike a boarding house, provides/coordinates a degree of personal care for a period of time in excess of 24 consecutive hours for two or more persons, 18 years old or older, not related to the licensee within the third degree of consanguinity.
A CRCF is designed to accommodate residents’ changing needs and preferences, maximize residents’ dignity, autonomy, privacy, independence, and safety, and encourage family and community involvement.
This also includes any facility (other than a hospital) which offers, or represents to the public that it offers, a beneficial or protected environment specifically for individuals who have mental illness or disabilities. These facilities may be referred to as “assisted living” provided they meet the above definition of community residential care facility.
Regulations and Code of Laws
- Regulation 61-84, Standards For Licensing Community Residential Care Facilities (pdf)
- Regulation 61-25, Retail Food Establishments (pdf)
- Criminal Record Checks of Direct Care Staff, Section 44-7-2910, et seq.
- Alzheimer's Special Care Disclosure Act, Section 44-36-510, et seq.
- Bill of Rights for Residents of Long Term Care Facilities, Section 44-81-10, et seq.
- Omnibus Adult Protection Act, Section 43-35-5, et seq.