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New Mexico 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 Mexico 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 Mexico assisted living records: Basic

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

  • New Mexico is among the states that require assisted living inspections at least once each year.
  • At the time of this writing, New Mexico’s database has not been updated in over a year.
State provides basic access to assisted living records and licensing

How to look up New Mexico assisted living licenses and records

  • Visit New Mexico’s Provider Search Form for info on licensed communities and their backgrounds.
  • Select “assisted living facility” as the provider type.
  • You can narrow your search by county or city.
  • For more recent 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.
  • Visit www.eldercare.gov 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 these state by state resources from the National Freedom of Information Coalition, which included sample state-specific FOIA letters.

How we arrived at our New Mexico 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? No
  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? 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? No
  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? No
  9. Capacity shown? Yes
  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 12 months
  14. Website includes pricing of facility? No

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Sho Ly