Canvas Adult Day Care Licensure and Certification Requirements West Virginia Mobile App
The state licenses medical adult day care centers as a special type of ambulatory health care center. The rule regarding these centers does not apply to 3-8-hour behavioral health service programs (e.g., serving persons with mental retardation) carried out by a behavioral health center unless the behavioral health center program routinely offers medical treatment services in addition to those behavioral health services within the scope of the rule. This rule also does not apply to adult day care programs that are primarily social and recreational in nature, but that may occasionally offer medical screening clinics. Those programs are neither licensed nor certified. Medicaid Aged & Disabled Waiver providers of medical adult day care must be licensed according to the licensing requirements described in this profile. The Adult Day Care Licensure and Certification Requirements-West Virginia mobile app clarifies requirements for adult day care services.