Survey, Regulatory & Legal

​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Every skilled nursing center certified to provide care to Medicare and ​Medicaid beneficiaries must comply with the Federal Requirement​s of Participation. These requirements are contained in t​he Federal Regulations for Nursing Facilities​, which also state each center must comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws, regulations, and codes with accepted professional standards.  ​​​​​

AHCA/NCAL’s regulatory team ensures member centers receive the guidance and resources needed to understand and develop systems to meet requirements and regulations that fall under the Requirements of Participation, survey preparedness, emergency preparedness, fire and life safety, payroll-based journal (PBJ), and ​the ​CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System on Nursing Home Compare.​ ​ 

For the latest information on the Requirements of Participation, visit ahcancalED at

For members-only legal resources, visit Legal Re​sources.​


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