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A. Except as provided in R9-10-808(B)(2), a manager shall ensure that a resident provides evidence
of freedom from infectious tuberculosis:

1. Before or within seven calendar days after the resident’s date of occupancy, and
2. As specified in R9-10-113.

B. A manager shall ensure that before or at the time of acceptance of an individual, the individual submits documentation that is dated within 90 calendar days before the individual is accepted by an assisted living facility and:

1. If an individual is requesting or is expected to receive supervisory care services, personal
care services, or directed care services:
a. Includes whether the individual requires:
i. Continuous medical services,
ii. Continuous or intermittent nursing services, or
iii. Restraints; and
b. Is dated and signed by a:
i. Physician,
ii. The registered nurse practitioner,
iii. A registered nurse, or
iv. Physician assistant; and
2. If an individual is requesting or is expected to receive behavioral health services, other than behavioral care, in addition to supervisory care services, personal care services, or directed care services from an assisted living facility:
a. Includes whether the individual requires continuous behavioral health services,
and
b. It is signed and dated by a behavioral health professional.

C. A manager shall not accept or retain an individual if:

1. The individual requires continuous:
a. Medical services;
b. Nursing services, unless the assisted living facility complies with A.R.S. § 36-
401(C); or
c. Behavioral health services;
2. The primary condition for which the individual needs assisted living services is a
behavioral health issue;
3. The services needed by the individual are not within the assisted living facility’s scope of
services and a home health agency or hospice service agency is not involved in the care
of the individual;
4. The assisted living facility does not have the ability to provide the assisted living services
needed by the individual; or
5. The individual requires restraints, including the use of bedrails.

D. Before or at the time of an individual’s acceptance by an assisted living facility, a manager shall ensure that there is a documented residency agreement with the assisted living facility that includes:

1. The individual’s name;
2. Terms of occupancy, including:
a. Date of occupancy or expected date of occupancy,
b. Resident responsibilities, and
c. Responsibilities of the assisted living facility;
3. A list of the services to be provided by the assisted living facility to the resident;
4. A list of the services available from the assisted living facility at an additional fee or charge;
5. For an assisted living home, whether the manager or a caregiver is awake during
nighttime hours;
6. The policy for refunding fees, charges, or deposits;
7. The policy and procedure for a resident to terminate residency, including terminating
residency because services were not provided to the resident according to the resident’s
service plan;
8. The policy and procedure for an assisted living facility to terminate residency;
9. The complaint process; and
10. The manager’s signature and date signed.

E. Before or within five working days after a resident’s acceptance by an assisted living facility, the manager shall obtain on the documented agreement, required in subsection (D), the signature of one of the following individuals:

1. The resident,
2. The resident’s representative,
3. The resident’s legal guardian, or
4. Another individual who has been designated by the individual under A.R.S. § 36-3221 to
make health care decisions on the individual’s behalf.
F. A manager shall:
1. Before or at the time of an individual’s acceptance by an assisted living facility, provide
to the resident or resident’s representative a copy of:
a. The residency agreement in subsection (D),
b. Resident’s rights, and
c. The policy and procedure on health care directives; and
2. Maintain the original of the residency agreement in subsection (D) in the resident’s medical record.

G. A manager may terminate the residency of a resident as follows:

1. Without notice, if the resident exhibits behavior that is an immediate threat to the health
and safety of the resident or other individuals in an assisted living facility;
2. With a 14-calendar-day written notice of termination of residency:
a. For nonpayment of fees, charges, or deposit; or
b. Under any of the conditions in subsection (C); or
3. With a 30-calendar-day written notice of termination of residency, for any other reason.

H. A manager shall ensure that the written notice of termination of residency in subsection (G)
includes:

1. The date of the notice;
2. The reason for termination;
3. The policy for refunding fees, charges, or deposits;
4. The deposition of a resident’s fees, charges, and deposits; and
5. Contact information for the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

I. A manager shall provide the following to a resident when the manager provides the written notice
of termination of residency in subsection (G):

1. A copy of the resident’s current service plan, and
2. Documentation of the resident’s freedom from infectious tuberculosis.

J. If an assisted living facility issues a written notice of termination of residency as provided in
subsection (G) to a resident or the resident’s representative because the resident needs services
the assisted living facility is either not licensed to provide or is licensed to provide but not able to
provide, a manager shall ensure that the written notice of termination of residency includes a
description of the specific services that the resident needs that the assisted living facility is either
not licensed to provide or is licensed to provide but not able to provide.

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