When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. Public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in the state of Montana:
- Montana recently updated their state database to include detailed information about adult care providers.
- Montana has inspection information available online, as well as capacity and license status of communities.
HOW TO ACCESS RECORDS
- Visit Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services License/Certificate Verification Page
- You can search by personal or business name, license number, city, or country to find information about a specific facility.
- From the search results, a provider’s name can be clicked to access a page with detailed information about the community and recent inspections or enforcement actions.
Montana Accessibility Criteria
Our ratings are based on the objective criteria outlined in the table below.
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|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]||Yes|
|6||If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities?||No or N/A|
|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|
|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 12 months|
|14||Website includes pricing of facility?||No|