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Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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 Wyoming assisted living records: High

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

  • Wyoming has generally accessible assisted living records but was marked down on some criteria, including for inspection that occurs infrequently (every 3 years).
  • Wyoming is one of a handful of states that do not have the authority to fine an assisted living community.
State provides high access to assisted living records and licensing

How to look up Wyoming assisted living licenses and records

  • For a basic listing of communities reference Wyoming’s Health Care Facilities Directory which is available as a PDF file or an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Research the backgrounds of communities using Wyoming’s Facility Search Form.
  • From the search form select “assisted living facility” as the facility type. You can also filter the search by city or county.
  • Click a community’s name to view inspections reports and licensing documents.

How we arrived at our Wyoming 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? No
  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] Yes
  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? Yes
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? No or N/A
  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? No
  13. Frequency of inspections? Every 36 months
  14. Website includes pricing of facility? No

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Sho Ly