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Alaska Assisted Living Regulations and Records

By Sho LyMay 5, 2020
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When choosing an assisted living community, it is important to understand Alaska state regulations for assisted living facilities and know how to look up assisted living license information. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly by state.

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Alaska assisted living records: Basic

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Alaska is basic. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • A list of licensed assisted living providers is only available as an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Alaska does not make information about inspections, violations and complaints available online.
State provides basic access to assisted living records and licensing

How to look up Alaska assisted living licenses and records

  • Visit Alaska’s Division of Health Services website and select “assisted living licensing” in the right sidebar.
  • A list of licensed communities can be downloaded.
  • For information about complaints and enforcement actions contact the Assisted Living Licensing Program Manager at (907) 269-3640.

How we arrived at our Alaska rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? No
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? No
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? within 90 days No or N/A
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? No or N/A
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all? No
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes or N/A
  9. Capacity shown? No
  10. Payment types shown, e.g. Medicaid, private pay]? No
  11. Administrator / Contact name shown? Yes
  12. State may fine facility? Yes
  13. Frequency of inspections? Every 24 months
  14. Website includes pricing of facility? No

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Sho Ly