You Can Comment on Pending Assisted Living Licensure Applications!
See below for more information on the application process and how you can comment
LTCCC fought hard to make sure that New York's new assisted living law requires that DOH solicit and consider comments from the community when deciding on a provider's application for assisted living. We felt this was crucial so that people in the community can have input, and tell DOH about their knowledge and experience with operators in their communities. Now that the official application process has begun, DOH is inviting people to find out who is applying for an adult home (ACF) or an assisted living license (ALR) in their community and comment on applicants' fitness to be licensed.
If you have experience - good or bad - with an adult home or assisted living, now is the time to speak out about it!
LTCCC's Assisted Living Committee meets to assess regulatory proposals.
You can email or call DOH directly with your comments.
If you prefer to comment anonymously, LTCCC will send a comment on your behalf. You can email your comment to email@example.com, fax to 212-239-2801 or mail to LTCCC, 242 West 30th Street, Suite 306. New York, NY 10001.
The link above will take you directly to the Adult Care Facility/Assisted Living Residence page on the DOH Website. There you can click on a map of NY State, find out who is applying in your area and submit a comment if you like.
Again, if you prefer to comment anonymously, LTCCC will send a comment on your behalf. You can email your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 212-239-2801 or mail to LTCCC, 242 West 30th Street, Suite 306. New York, NY 10001.
If you send directly, please send a copy of your comments to us. LTCCC will keep track of comments on providers' community feedback (keeping any personal information confidential). This will help us ensure that both providers and NY State are accountable for providing good care in the future.
You can learn more detail about consumer participation in this process by clicking on: http://www.health.state.ny.us/facilities/cons/adult_care/about.htm.