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Kansas 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 Kansas 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 Kansas assisted living records: Exceptional

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

  • The Kansas state website includes access to deficiency reports.
  • Kansas has transparent assisted living records and is in the first quartile of states in our ratings.
State provides exceptional access to assisted living records and licensing

How to look up Kansas assisted living licenses and records

  • Visit the Kansas Adult Care Provider Directory to see a list of licensed providers and inspection reports.
  • Agree to the terms, and then select “assisted living facilities”.
  • Listings can be browsed alphabetically, or you can search by provider name.
  • From the provider list, click “more” on the far right to view detailed information.
  • Deficiency reports are listed in chronological order, and the full text of these records are accessible.

How we arrived at our Kansas 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? 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 or N/A
  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 or N/A
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9. Capacity shown? Yes
  10. Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]? Yes
  11. Administrator / Contact name shown? Yes
  12. State may fine facility? Yes
  13. Frequency of inspections? Every 15 months
  14. Website includes pricing of facility? No

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Sho Ly