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Who Is Responsible For Certifying Providers of Long Term Living Services?

Adult Day Service Centers
Requires: License
PA Department of Aging
Older Adult Day Services Center
(717) 214-6716
Email – aging@pa.gov

Community/Group Homes (Mental Retardation)
Requires: License
PA Department of Public Welfare 
Office of Developmental Programs 
Bureau of Community Programs 
toll-free 1-888-565-9435
Email – welfare@pa.gov

Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Requires: License
Department of Insurance
Bureau of Consumer Services
(717) 787-2317 or toll-free 1-877-881-6388
Email – consumer@ins.state.pa.us

Counselors including:

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Family Therapists
Requires: License or Certification
PA Department of State
Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs
(717) 787-8503
Email – dos@pa.gov

Domiciliary Care Homes
Requires: Certification
PA Department of Aging
Division of Licensing 
(717) 214-6716
Email – aging@pa.gov

Family Living Homes (Mental Retardation)
Requires: License
PA Department of Public Welfare
Office of Developmental Programs 
Bureau of Community Programs
(717) 783-3636 or toll-free 1-888-565-9435
Email – welfare@pa.gov

Home Delivered Meals
Requires: Certification
Local Health Department

Home Health Agencies
Requires: License and Certification
Department of Health
Office of Quality Assurance
Division of Community Program Licensure and Certification
(717) 783-1379
Email – health@pa.gov

Home Care Agencies or Homemaker Agencies
Requires: License
Department of Health
Office of Quality Assurance
Division of Community Program Licensure and Certification
(717) 783-1379
Email - Health@pa.gov

Hospice
Requires: License
PA Department of Health
Office of Quality Assurance
Bureau of Community Programs Licensure and Certification
Division of Home Health
(717) 783-1379
Email - health@pa.gov

Intermediate Care Facility - Mental Retardation (ICF/MR)
Requires: License
PA Department of Public Welfare
Office of Developmental Programs 
Bureau of Community Programs
(717) 783-3636 or toll-free 1-888-565-9435
Email – welfare@pa.gov

Medical Professionals including:

  • Chiropractors
  • Dental Hygenists
  • Dentists
  • Eye Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Practical Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • Registered Nurses
Requires: License
PA Department of State
Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs
(717) 787-8503
Email – dos@pa.gov

Nurse Aide
Requires: Registration
PA Department of Health
Office of Quality Assurance
Bureau of Facility Licensure and Certification
Nurse Aide Registry
(717) 772-3815 or Toll-free 1-800-852-0518
Email – health@pa.gov

Nursing Facilities
Requires: License
PA Department of Health
Office of Quality Assurance
Bureau of Facility Licensure and Certification
Division of Nursing Care Facilities
(717) 787-1816
Email – health@pa.gov

Personal Care Homes
Requires: License
PA Department of Public Welfare 
Division of Personal Care Homes
(717) 783-3670
Email – welfare@pa.gov