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.