Models and Shared Resources


In an effort to help agencies and organizations share resources, NARA is providing this space to share resources and models that have solved problems, facilitated workflow and tracked training to name a few. 

Assisted Living Regulations - Link to Argentum Website
Click on the line above to be re-directed to Argentum's website, which provides links to all of the state's assisted living regulations.

State Assisted Living Regulations - Executive Summary (Adult Care Survey)
This is an executive summary regarding an adult care survey on State Assisted Living Regulations. NARA members can access the survey results by going to Resources, Publications and then Adult Care Survey.

Compendium of Residential Care and Assisted Living Regulations and Policy: 2015 Edition
Residential care settings are an important option for older adults and people with disabilities who require long-term services and supports. They provide a community-based living alternative to individuals who might otherwise require nursing home care and those who do not need this level of care but are unable to continue living in their own or a relative's home. Residential care settings are licensed and regulated at the state level, and all states have at least one category of residential care. The purpose of this Compendium is to summarize and compare states' residential care setting regulations.

Oklahoma's New Licensing Specialist Training (NLST) Checklist
This form my be useful to states, territories, or provinces because it provides an overview of the extensive training and preparation that Oklahoma requires of licensing staff. Oklahoma uses this checklist to track child care licensing staff's completion of all required training within their first year of employment.  


Arizona’s Job Description for Lead Agency Monitoring Staff (License-Exempt Homes)
This job description may be helpful for states, territories, or provinces that are considering developing job descriptions or identifying responsibilities for exempt home child care monitors. This includes a description of a license-exempt home monitor’s responsibilities, required and preferred knowledge, skills, abilities.


Utah has shared a number of resources related to inspections and new provider orientation for licensed exempt homes.

  1. The Utah Department of Health Child Care Licensing Program Operations Manual, Section 2.30 DWS FFN Child Care Inspections, includes guidance for inspectors of Family Friend and Neighbor care. It covers the entire inspection process, from pre-inspection to post-inspection, and includes the topics, “When No One Answers the Door,” When Assessing Rooms/Areas, Garages, and Out Buildings,” “When There are no Children of DWS Customers in Care,” and “When There is no Access to Rooms/Areas and/or Documents,” among others. This Operations Manual may be useful to states and territories that are developing or revising their guidance documents for inspectors of license-exempt homes.
  2. Utah’s DWS FFN Child Care Announced Inspection Report is a pdf fillable form, which includes the announced inspection checklist for Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Family Friend and Neighbor child care providers. It may be useful to states and territories that are developing or revising inspection checklists for license-exempt homes. Instructions for using this form are included in the Utah Department of Health Child Care Licensing Program Operations Manual, Section 2.30 DWS FFN Child Care Inspections.
  3. Utah’s DWS FFN Child Care Initial Approval Inspection Report is a pdf fillable form, which includes the initial approval checklist for Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Family Friend and Neighbor child care providers. It may be useful to states and territories that are developing or revising inspection checklists for license-exempt homes. Instructions for using this form are included in the Utah Department of Health Child Care Licensing Program Operations Manual, Section 2.30 DWS FFN Child Care Inspections.
  4. Utah’s DWS FFN Child Care Unannounced Inspection Report is a pdf fillable form, which includes the unannounced inspection checklist for Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Family Friend and Neighbor child care providers. It may be useful to states and territories that are developing or revising inspection checklists for license-exempt homes. Instructions for using this form are included in the Utah Department of Health Child Care Licensing Program Operations Manual, Section 2.30 DWS FFN Child Care Inspections.
  5. Utah’s New Provider Orientation Test includes a series of questions for new child care providers. Applicants must submit their answers (online) to the Orientation Test after reading the information in the New Provider Orientation Packet. They must score at least a 90% on the test.