Nursing homes, forms of assisted living, outpatient assisted living communities: obligation to notify - operation
Residents, their relatives and caregivers as well as other third parties interested in services provided by supportive forms of housing can make use of your right to advice from the home supervisory authorities.
If you, as a resident of a supportive institution, believe that you are not being cared for according to your care and support needs, you can complain to the home supervisory authority. [A1]
As an entrepreneur, you can obtain information and advice on the requirements for operating supporting institutions.
Anyone wishing to commence operation of a home must notify the home supervisory authority of their intention no later than three months before the planned commissioning. The takeover of an existing home must be reported at the earliest possible date. The home supervisory authority requests the documents required for the examination.
Who should I contact?
For the notification of nursing homes, forms of assisted living and outpatient assisted living communities for elderly people in need of care within the scope of the Lower Saxony Act on Supportive Forms of Housing, the responsibility lies with the district, the independent city and the large independent city in whose area the facility is to be operated. For appropriate facilities for people with disabilities, the responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth, and Family.
Which documents are required?
For the notification pursuant to § 7 Abs. 1 NuWG, the use of the joint structural survey form of the Lower Saxony home supervisory authorities and the associations of the statutory care insurance funds in Lower Saxony is recommended, enclosing the documents required therein. The structural survey form can be obtained from the competent authority, which is also at your disposal for information on the required documents.
What are the fees?
The fee for the examination of the advertisement for the commencement of the operation of a home is 30.00 euros per place, but at least 300.00 euros.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
The notification must be received by the competent body at least three months before the intended commissioning. The takeover of an existing home must be notified at the earliest possible date.
The processing time varies from home supervisory authorities to the respective home supervisory authorities. However, it depends largely on whether all the necessary documents have been submitted. In addition, the processing time for newly constructed buildings or buildings in which the operation of a nursing home takes place for the first time depends on an inspection by the home supervisory authority.
Lower Saxony Act on Supportive Housing (NuWG)
Ordinance on personnel requirements for supporting institutions according to the Lower Saxony Act on Supportive Forms of Housing (NuWGPersVO)
Ordinance on structural requirements for supporting facilities according to the Lower Saxony Act on Supportive Forms of Housing (NuWGBauVO)
Ordinance on the Participation of Residents in Matters of Home Operation (Heimmitwirkungsverordnung - HeimmwV)
What else should I know?
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