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Domiciliary/Assisted Living License
Any person, corporation, or entity intending to operate a Domiciliary/Assisted Living Program must obtain a valid license from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Service, Licensure and Regulatory Services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Office of Health Care Quality.
What is a Domiciliary/Assisted Living Program?
Residential or facility based programs that provide housing and supportive services, supervision, personalized assistance, and/or health-related services to meet the needs of residents who are unable to perform or need assistance in performance in activities of daily living.
How does a person, corporation or entity obtain a Domiciliary/Assisted Living License?
A license must be obtained prior to operating a Domiciliary/Assisted Living Program for 17 or more residents from Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services- Licensure and Regulatory Services.
In addition, a license must be obtained prior to operating an Assisted Living program from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene- Office of Health Care Quality.
A licensee must be in compliance with the requirements and all other documents incorporated by reference in COMAR 10.07.14., and other applicable State and local laws and regulations. The license shall be issued for a specified number of beds and a specified level of care. A licensee may not provide services beyond its licensed authority.
An application for a Domiciliary/Assisted living license is available here:
Domiciliary Application (PDF Format).
Applications and required State information is available at this website: www.dhmh.state.md.us/ohcq
See the Fee Schedule (PDF format)
See the Fee Schedule (Word)
When all of your documentation has been received in its entirety and approved a nurse surveyor from Licensure & Regulatory Services and or the OHCQ will contact you to set up a paper review of your information. A site inspection will follow.
A Montgomery County License will not be issued until all State and County requirements are met.
Additionally, a Montgomery County license is issued for one year and must be renewed annually. Fire and environmental inspections are also required annually.