Assisted Living

Requirements for Assisted Living

By South Dakota Codified Law, any health care facility or related institution for the care of people including assisted living must obtain a license from the Department of Health. This would not include those residences that only offer room and board.

By Administrative Rule, the following are required of assisted living centers:

  • Physical Environment Qualifications
  • Fire and Safety Protection
  • Management and Administration
  • Long-Term Care Supportive Services
  • Construction Standards
  • Residents’ Rights

To receive a copy of the Administrative Rules, Article 44:04, Medical Facilities, please contact the Department of Health at (605) 773-3356.