(a) A facility that advertises, markets, or otherwise promotes that the facility or a distinct unit of
the facility provides specialized care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders
must be certified or have the unit certified under subsection (d) of this section or §92.22 of this
chapter (relating to Alzheimer’s Certification of a Type B Facility for an Initial License
Applicant in Good Standing). Certification under this section is not required for a facility to use
advertising terms such as “medication reminders or assistance,” “meal and activity reminders,”
“escort service,” or “short-term memory loss, confusion, or forgetfulness.”
(b) To be certified under subsection (d) of this section, a facility must be licensed as a Type B
(c) A license holder must request certification of a facility or unit under subsection (d) of this
section by using forms prescribed by DADS and include the fee described in §92.4(c) of this
chapter (relating to Licensing Fees).
(d) After DADS receives a request for certification in accordance with subsection (c) of this
section, DADS certifies a licensed Type B facility as a certified Alzheimer’s facility or a unit of
a licensed Type B facility as a certified Alzheimer’s unit, if DADS determines:
(1) that the facility or unit is in compliance with §92.53(i) of this subchapter (relating to
Standards for Certified Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Facilities) and Subchapter D of this chapter
(relating to Facility Construction), including meeting the requirements of a Life Safety Code
(LSC) inspection within 120 days after the date DADS conducts an initial LSC inspection; and
(2) that the facility or unit meets the requirements of §92.53(a)-(h) of this subchapter based on an
on-site health inspection, during which DADS must observe the facility’s or unit’s provision of
care to at least one resident who has been admitted to the Alzheimer’s facility or unit.
(e) A facility or unit must not exceed the maximum number of residents specified on the
Alzheimer’s certificate issued to the facility by DADS.
(f) A facility must post the facility’s or unit’s Alzheimer’s certificate in a prominent location for
public view.
(g) An Alzheimer’s certificate is valid for two years from the effective date of approval by
(h) DADS cancels an Alzheimer’s certificate if:
(1) a certified facility, or the facility in which a certified unit is located, undergoes a change of
ownership; or
(2) DADS determines that a certified facility or unit is not in compliance with applicable Laws
and rules.
(i) A facility must remove a cancelled certificate from display and advertising, and surrender the
certificate to DADS