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AHSPA Permit of Approval Process

Steps of the POA Application Process:

  1. Determine the type of Home Health Agency or Health Facility that you are seeking to get a POA for: A health facility is defined as “a long-term care facility” and inpatient Hospice Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-ID), Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF), Residential Care Facilities (RCF), and Assisted Living Facilities(ALF).

  2. Review the Arkansas Health Services Permit Agency (AHSPA) bed need book to determine if your county (where the health agency/facility and/or long- term care beds will located) has a need for long-term care beds. For the bed need book, click here.

  3. If there is a need, access an application from the AHSPA webpage.

  4. Recommendation: contact the agency and set up an appointment with a staff member for a pre-submission conference to review the application and requirements.

  5. Fill out the application and fully answer each applicable question. Please check with the agency before you can answer a question “not applicable”.

  6. Submit one (1) original and one (1) copy of the completed application along with the application fee of $3,000.00 to the Arkansas Health Services Permit Agency in accordance with the Review Cycle schedule. Note*: The original application must be signed in blue ink. Please do not send the applications in binders or folders.

Important Notes:

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