Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS)

What are Day Activity and Health Services?

Licensed Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS) facilities provide services in the DAHS program on a daily and regular basis to four or more people who are not related by blood, marriage or adoption to the owner of the facility. DAHS services include health, social and related support services. DAHS facilities were previously called adult day care centers.

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Information & Provider Letters

Case-sensitive. Use commas to separate multiple entries.
Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Number Title/Notes Date Published
PL 2019-24 Informal Dispute Resolution Process
PL 2019-19 Retired Survey and Certification Clarification Letters
PL 2019-16 Responsibility for Records After a Management Change
PL 2019-10 Enforcement of Requirements Related to Training of Staff Who Care for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders
PL 2019-11 New Policy, Rules and Training Mailbox
PL 2019-06 Retired Day Activity and Health Services Provider Letters
PL 2019-02 Handbooks Discontinued; Instructions for Requesting Rules
PL 2019-01 Acceptable Documentation for a Criminal History Check

Note: Replaces PL 09-05 and PL 13-02

PL 2018-26 Providing Access to Electronic Health Records

Note: Replaces PL 18-10

PL 2018-25 Delayed-Egress Locks