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DOH Issues New DALs and Training for ACFs

The Department of Health (DOH) has issued two new Dear Administrator Letters (DALs) for adult care facilities (ACFs) as well as training material. The first DAL provides ACFs with reminders regarding fire protection systems maintenance. DOH issued this PowerPoint as well, to provide additional information regarding these activities.

In addition, the Department has issued another DAL announcing proposed regulatory changes to assist ACFs in being in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Unfortunately, it does not appear that the actual regulatory proposal has been published at this time. Thus, we will provide members with more information after review of the proposal.

Lastly, DOH has issued this Question and Answer document regarding the ACF Mental Health Evaluation Form.

Contact: Diane Darbyshire, ddarbyshire@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8828