Frequently Asked Questions

Information regarding the assisted living facility application process can be obtained by writing to the Business Analysis and Application Unit, P.O. Box 45600, Mail Stop: 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600 or calling (360) 725-2420. WAC and RCW information is available at

For application purposes, background check authorization forms are required for individual applicants, entity owners, partners, officers, directors and managerial employees, group or association members, and the administrator.

It is the licensee’s responsibility to require and submit background check authorization forms on all individuals associated with the assisted living facility who have unsupervised access to residents, including, but not limited to, employees, managers, volunteers who are not residents, contractors, and students.

The application must be signed by the individual applicant, or by an officer, director, member, partner, or owner of 5% or more of the entity applicant who has signature authority. The signature of the administrator does not meet the requirements if the administrator does not have 5% or more ownership in the entity.