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48 (tie)

When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in the state of Utah:

Key Findings

  • In Utah mandatory assisted living inspections occur once every three years.
  • No information about inspections, complaints, or survey results is available to consumers online.

How to Access Records

  • Visit the State of Utah page: Health Facility Information for general information.
  • Visit to locate the appropriate long-term-care ombudsman. He or she can often provide specific information about communities and their backgrounds.
  • If you need to make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get records, consider browsing these state-by-state resources from the National Freedom of Information Coalition, which includes sample state-specific FOIA letters.

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Utah Transparency Accessibility Criteria

Our ratings are based on the objective criteria outlined in the table below.
1Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form?Yes
2If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently?Yes
3If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? No
4Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online?No
5If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days]No or N/A
6If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities?No or N/A
7If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all?Yes or N/As
8Is information about special licensing for care shown?No or N/A
9Capacity shown?Yes
10Payment types shown? [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]Yes
11Administrator / Contact name shown?No
12State may fine facility?Yes
13Frequency of inspections?No requirement or periodic
14Website includes pricing of facility?No
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