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Index of State of Delaware Business Licenses and Registrations

Long Term Care Facilities

Licenses for Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Group Homes, Neighborhood Homes, and Rest Homes

The Division of Division of Health Care Quality is responsible for State licensure of long term care facilities in Delaware. All nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, assisted living facilities, group homes, neighborhood homes, rest (residential) homes, and rest (family care) homes must be licensed to operate in the State of Delaware. The Division also certifies nursing homes that wish to participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs.

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Department: Health and Social Services

Division: Long Term Care Residents Protection


1 Year


For fees, please see the Delaware Code (scroll down to Section 1106):

Application Form

Applicable Laws

Applicable Rules and Regulations


Robert H. Smith can be contacted by email at and by phone at 302-292-3930.

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This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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