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New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire assisted living records: Basic

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

  • New Hampshire’s website allows you to verify licensing and that contains some information about inspections and complaints.
  • While the state website lists dates of inspections, the full reports are not currently accessible online.
State provides basic access to assisted living records and licensing

How to look up New Hampshire assisted living licenses and records

  • Use New Hampshire’s facility search form to find licensed providers and the dates of inspections.
  • From the form, choose “assisted living / residential care facility” as the license type.
  • Click the name of the community to access more information
  • While the dates of recent inspections are listed, the text of these reports is not accessible online.
  • For information about specific communities, contact the office of the long-term care ombudsman to see if he or she can provide information about a community you are exploring.
  • Vist the US Administration on Aging’s Eldercare Locator to locate the appropriate long-term-care ombudsman
  • If you need to make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get records, consider browsing the state-by-state resources from the National Freedom of Information Coalition, which includes sample state-specific FOIA letters.

How we arrived at our New Hampshire 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? No
  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? No
  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 12 months
  14. Website includes pricing of facility? No

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Sho Ly