HEALTH AND SAFETY
IDAHO RESIDENTIAL CARE OR ASSISTED LIVING ACT
39-3301. Legislative intent and declaration. The purpose of a residential care or assisted living facility in Idaho is to provide a humane, safe, and homelike living arrangement for adults who need some assistance with activities of daily living and personal care but do not require the level of care identified under section 39-1301(b), Idaho Code, other than for short exceptional stays meaning a treatment window designed to allow a resident to receive treatment for a short term acute episode as determined by a licensed professional nurse.
The state will encourage the development of facilities tailored to the needs of individual populations which operate in integrated settings in communities where sufficient supportive services exist to provide the resident, if appropriate, an opportunity to work and be involved in recreation and education opportunities. Employment, recreational and educational opportunities for people with disabilities shall be offered in the most integrated setting consistent with their needs.
A residential care or assisted living facility shall be operated and staffed by individuals who have the knowledge and experience required to provide safe and appropriate services to all residents of the facility.
The administrator of the facility shall ensure that an objective, individualized assessment to determine resident needs is conducted, develop a comprehensive negotiated plan of care to meet those needs, deliver appropriate services to meet resident needs, and ensure resident rights are honored.
[39-3301, added 1990, ch. 116, sec. 2, p. 241; am. 1993, ch. 373, sec. 1, p. 1346; am. 2000, ch. 274, sec. 9, p. 809; am. 2005, ch. 280, sec. 3, p. 880.]