Compliance with State and Local Requirements

20.1 Each assisted living residence shall be in compliance with all applicable local zoning, housing, fire
and sanitary codes and ordinances of the city, city and county, or county where the ALR is
situated, to the extent that such codes and ordinances are consistent with the federal “Fair
Housing Amendment Act of 1988” as amended, at 42 U.S.C. §3601, et seq.
Compliance with Fire Safety, Construction and Design Standards

20.2 An assisted living residence shall be constructed in conformity with the standards adopted by the
Director of the Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) at the Colorado Department of
Public Safety.

20.3 An assisted living residence applying for an initial license on or after June 1, 2019, shall comply
with Parts 1.1 through 1.5, any cross-referenced Part 2 systems, and 4.1 of the Guidelines for
Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care and Support Facilities, Facility Guidelines
Institute (FGI) (2018 Edition), as incorporated herein, unless otherwise indicated.
(A) Small model assisted living facilities applying for a license for 10 beds or less shall be
exempt from compliance with FGI Guidelines that each resident have access to a
bathroom without entering a corridor and that the building have an elevator that is sized
to accommodate a gurney and/or medical carts.

20.4 Renovation of an assisted living residence that is initiated on or after December 1, 2019, shall
comply with Parts 1.1 through 1.5, any cross-referenced Part 2 systems, and 4.1 of the
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care and Support Facilities, Facility
Guidelines Institute (FGI) (2018 Edition), as incorporated herein, unless modified elsewhere in
this chapter.
(A) Small model assisted living facilities applying for a license for 10 beds or less shall be
exempt from compliance with FGI Guidelines that each resident have access to a
bathroom without entering a corridor and that the building have an elevator that is sized
to accommodate a gurney and/or medical carts.

20.5 The Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care and Support Facilities,
Facilities Guidelines Institute (2018 Edition), is hereby incorporated by reference consistent with
section 1.3 of this chapter and excludes any later amendments to or editions of the Guidelines.
FGI appendix material is advisory only and not incorporated unless explicitly stated otherwise in
this chapter

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