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Arizona 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 Arizona 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 Arizona assisted living records: High

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

  • Arizona’s state website contains detailed inspections data but slipped slightly in our rankings because information about communities is limited. (For example, community capacity is not available.) Additionally, information about communities is not updated frequently.
  • Arizona has largely transparent assisted living records, but dropped to the second quartile of states in our ratings.
State provides high access to assisted living records and licensing

How to look up Arizona assisted living licenses and records

  • Visit Arizona Department of Health Service’s Assisted Living Provider Search.
  • Use the community’s name or location to narrow your search.
  • From the results page, click “select” next to a community’s name to access inspections reports and other background information.
  • The facilities report page lists dates of inspections or penalties against the community. Details can be found by clicking “select” next to the date of the inspection or enforcement action.

How we arrived at our Arizona 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? No
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days] No
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? Yes
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all? Yes and N/A
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9. Capacity shown? No
  10. Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]? No
  11. Administrator / Contact name shown? No
  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