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Renewal certification procedures

Certification of an Assisted Living Residence (ALR) must be renewed every 2 years with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA).

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Renewing your certification

EOEA will renew the Certification of a Sponsor of an ALR for a term of 2 years if EOEA determines that the Sponsor and Residence meet requirements of St. 1994, c. 354 and 651 CMR 12.00.

If your Application to renew your Certification is filed and date-stamped at EOEA at least 30 days before the stated expiration date, your Certification will not expire on that date.1

The renewal Application (provided by EOEA) must be turned in with an Application fee set by the Secretary for Administration and Finance, and follow the procedures in 651 CMR 12.03. 

The biennial period of Certification renewal begins on the date Certification by EOEA was issued. 

Please refer to the Assisted Living Regulations  for further details.


The renewal will be deemed certified unless EOEA notifies the Sponsor that the renewal Application has been denied. 



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