Compliance, Regulations, Rhode Island
Apr 15, 2024

Rhode Island 2.4.17(c): Resident Assessments and Service Plans

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by Autumn Kniseley

Rhode Island's legal framework holds crucial information, often outlined in precise detail. Among these regulations, Rhode Island 2.4.17(c), is significant for its focus on resident assessments and service plans. In this blog post, we'll explore the details of Rhode Island 2.4.17(c) and the reasons behind its importance.

What is Rhode Island 2.4.17(c)?

Rhode Island 2.4.17(c) is a regulation within the state's legal framework, specifically tailored to the healthcare sector. It pertains to resident assessments and service plans, outlining procedures to ensure comprehensive and personalized care for individuals receiving healthcare services.

Key Components of Rhode Island 2.4.17(c) Resident Assessments and Service Plans:

  1. Assessment Process: Detailed procedures for conducting resident assessments, which may involve comprehensive evaluations of the resident's physical health, mental well-being, functional abilities, and social support needs.

  2. Assessment Form: Specification of the required assessment form, such as the Assisted Living Resident Assessment form, which serves as the official document for documenting assessment findings and creating service plans.

  3. Service Planning: Guidelines for developing personalized service plans based on the assessment results. This may include determining the specific services, supports, and interventions necessary to meet the resident's identified needs and goals.

  4. Compliance Requirements: Clear expectations for organizations and entities to comply with the regulations outlined in Rhode Island 2.4.17(c), ensuring that resident assessments and service plans adhere to established standards and protocols.

  5. Documentation and Reporting: Requirements for proper documentation and reporting of assessment findings, service plans, and any updates or changes throughout the resident's care journey.

  6. Training and Education: Provision for training and education programs to ensure that personnel involved in conducting assessments and developing service plans are knowledgeable about the requirements and best practices outlined in Rhode Island 2.4.17(c).

The Importance of Compliance:

Compliance with Rhode Island 2.4.17(c) is important for organizations and entities involved in providing care and services to residents. By adhering to the regulations outlined in this provision, they ensure that residents receive appropriate assessments and personalized service plans that address their unique requirements.


Rhode Island 2.4.17(c) plays a significant role in governing resident assessments and service plans within the state. By understanding and complying with this regulation, organizations can uphold standards of care and ensure the well-being of residents across various settings. As such, familiarity with Rhode Island 2.4.17(c) is essential for anyone involved in providing care and support to individuals in Rhode Island.

Ensure Resident Care with ECP

Ready to ensure your residents receive the best care possible? Let's discuss what's included in the assessment process. The Department requires the Assisted Living Resident Assessment form, conveniently available in ECP. Let's ensure compliance and quality care together.

Note - The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. ECP makes no warranties as to the accuracy of this content and does not commit to updating it as regulations change. Readers of this website should contact their attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal or compliance matter. 


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