Laws & Regulations

Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) in California, which encompass Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities, are highly regulated with a robust body of laws and regulations designed to promote resident independence and self-direction to the greatest extent possible in a residential, nonmedical setting.

RCFE Regulations in California

Visit Title 22 & Other Regulatory Documents for quick access to regulations for RCFEs in California

DSS Resources

Visit DSS Resources for quick access to department contact information and updates

New Laws

Visit New Laws  for statutory requirements in effect and being enforced throughout the state but not yet reflected in the regulations


Visit Staffing to learn about common questions regarding staff training and background checks

Legal Library

Visit the Legal Library  for legal advice and tools from Hanson Bridgett, CALA’s legal representative


Visit SSI/SSP Rates to learn the Supplemental Security Income and State Supplementary Payment reimbursement rates for current year