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(7.12) Do group living situations other than family homes have to be licensed by the state?

(7.12) Do group living situations other than family homes have to be licensed by the state?

Most people with developmental disabilities who live outside their families’ homes live in group homes or facilities.  There are three different group settings:

  • Homes with up to 6 people with developmental disabilities,
  • Small facilities with 7-15 people with developmental disabilities, and
  • Large facilities with 16 or more people with developmental disabilities.

Depending on their size and whether they provide certain health care services, facilities like these are licensed by either:

  • The state Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) – called Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs) or
  • The state Department of Social Services (DSS) – called Community Care Facilities (CCFs).