(a) The licensing agency will issue a probationary license to operate an assisted living home if the licensing agency finds that the application and the home’s plan for operation comply with AS 47.33 and this chapter. In determining compliance with AS 47.33 and this chapter, the licensing agency will consider the nature, size, and character of the
home and its residents, and whether the prevailing residential standards of the community and neighborhood in which the home is located are protective of life, health, and safety.

(b) At any time before the expiration of a probationary license, but after the assisted living
home is operating, the licensing agency may convert a probationary license to a standard license.