Purpose and Applicability
(a) These rules have been adopted for the day-to-day operation of assisted living facilities.
(b) The Department may issue provider manuals, provider bulletins, or both, to
interpret the provisions of these rules and regulations. Such provider manuals and provider
bulletins shall be consistent with and reflect the policies contained in these rules and regulations.
The provisions contained in provider manuals or provider bulletins shall be subordinate to the
provisions of these rules and regulations.
(c) The incorporation by reference of any external standard is intended to be the
incorporation of that standard as it is in effect on the effective date of these rules and regulations.