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Adult Residential Care Provider (ARCP)

Note: For information on the Office Of Aging & Adult Services (OAAS) Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program go to: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/1732/n/388. Please contact OAAS for information on the PSH program.

"Adult residential care provider" means a facility, agency, institution, society, corporation, partnership, company, entity, residence, person or persons, or any other group that provides adult residential care for compensation to two or more adults who are unrelated to the licensee or operator.  Adult residential care includes but is not limited to the following services: lodging, meals, medication administration, intermittent nursing services, assistance with personal hygiene, assistance with transfers and ambulation, assistance with dressing, housekeeping, and laundry. - RS 40:2166.3

There are four levels of Adult Residential Care Providers:
Level 1 – ARCP – an ARCP that provides adult residential care for compensation to two or more residents but no more than eight who are unrelated to the licensee or operator in a setting that is designed similarly to a single-family dwelling.
Level 2 – ARCP – an ARCP that provides adult residential care for compensation to nine or more residents but no more than 16 who are unrelated to the licensee or operator in a congregate setting that does not provide independent apartments equipped with kitchenettes, whether functional or rendered nonfunctional for reasons of safety.

Level 3 – ARCP – an ARCP that provides adult residential care for compensation to 17 or more residents who are unrelated to the licensee or operator in independent apartments equipped with kitchenettes, whether functional or rendered nonfunctional for reasons of safety.

Level 4 – ARCP - an ARCP that provides adult residential care including intermittent nursing services for compensation to 17 or more residents who are unrelated to the licensee or operator in independent apartments equipped with kitchenettes, whether functional or rendered nonfunctional for reasons of safety.

Regulations

  • Revised ARCP Minimum Licensing Standards - LAC 48.I.Chapter 68 (eff. 08/15/15) - Applies to all Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4.
  • There is a moratorium on licensure of Level 4 adult residential care providers which is effective until July 1, 2018 as per Act 417 of the 2017 regular session of the legislature.  The moratorium shall not apply to a provider which has received facility need review approval from the department on or before April 25, 2012.
  • Fees
    •  Any ARCP previously licensed by DSS as of June 30, 2010 that retains same module (no change to existing level or module) shall continue to pay the existing license renewal fee of $250;
    • Any ARCP previously licensed by DSS as of June 30, 2010 that changes their level, or module, shall pay $600 plus $5 per unit
    • Any ARCP application for licensure of a Level 4 Module, after Facility Need Review approval, shall pay $600 plus $5 per unit
    • Any new applications for ARCP licensure, any level or module, shall pay $600 plus $5 per unit


Licensure

 Educational Information (2017 Regular Legislative Session- Notice Act 306)Educational Information (2016 Regular Legislative Session - HB 969 Act 155 & HB 468 Act 28

 

Links

Contact Information

(225) 342-3204
(225) 342-5073