All of the following institutional facilities are inspected by this office but
licensed by another agency.
Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Adult Care Homes and other Institutions
This category includes all establishments providing room and board for residents
and that have a license from the
Department of Health and Human Services. These
facilities and the food service that prepares and
serves the meals to 13 or more residents are inspected. A grade
card is posted stating the sanitation score for the facility at the entry to the
establishment. A separate grade card is posted in the dining area for the food service
Residential Care Facilities
Residential Care Facilities are establishments that provide room or board for 12 or
fewer residents and are licensed
by the Department of Health and Human Services. Inspections are made prior to
the expiration of the license. The grading system is demerit-based. Facilities
are classified as approved with 20 or fewer demerita and no six-point demerits. A
provisional classification is issue when there are more than 20 demerits or any
six-point demerit violation. A disapproved classification is issued if more than 40
demerits exist or if the provisional violations have not been corrected within a
certain time period.
Adult Day Service Facilities
Adult Day Service Facilities provide an organized program of services, including
meals, for adults during the day in a community group setting. This includes adult
day health services, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, and other day programs
that do not provide overnight accommodations. The
Department of Health and Human
Services is the licensing agency for this type of facility.
Inspections are completed
by the Environmental Health department.
The inspector posts a grade card stating the
classification and demerit score.
Local Confinements include any county or municipal confinement facility, local
lockup, regional or district confinement facility, any detention facility for
children or adults, any county or municipal workhouse or house of correction, and
any other confinement facility operated by any local government for confinement of
persons awaiting trial or sentences. The
Division of Facility Services is the
licensing agency for local confinements. The Environmental Health department