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 Utah:
- In Utah mandatory assisted living inspections occur once every three years.
- No information about inspections, complaints, or survey results is available to consumers online.
HOW TO ACCESS RECORDS
- Visit the State of Utah page: Health Facility Information for general information.
- Visit the US Administration on Aging’s Eldercare Locator to locate the appropriate long-term-care ombudsman. He or she can often provide specific information about communities and their backgrounds.
- If you need to make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get records, consider browsing these state-by-state resources from theNational Freedom of Information Coalition, which includes sample state-specific FOIA letters.
Utah 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?||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 or N/A|
|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?||Yes or N/A|
|8||Is information about special licensing for care shown?||No or N/A|
|10||Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]?||Yes|
|11||Administrator / Contact name shown?||No|
|12||State may fine facility?||Yes|
|13||Frequency of inspections?||Every 36 months|
|14||Website includes pricing of facility?||No|