The Snail’s Pace of Reforming Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

Report #108, February 1991


While some improvements have been made in regulating residential care facilities, problems persist. In particular, the implementation of regulations has lagged far behind the statutory changes. In addition, the State has failed to crack down on unlicensed facilities in an expeditious manner. The Commission believes it is time for the State to shift emphasis from reform to enforcement of existing laws through stronger enforcement efforts and speedier adoption of regulations. This report includes two findings and two recommendations.