Rules & Regulations

The Division of Licensing and Certification monitors compliance with a range of State rules and federal regulations and takes action to assure that licensed providers comply with these standards.

All DHHS rules posted on or after January 5, 2023 are available on the DHHS Rulemaking page.

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State Rules and Federal Regulations

Adult Day Service Programs

Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Assisted Living and Assisted Housing

Certificate of Need

Certified Nursing Assistant and Direct Care Worker Registry

End Stage Renal Disease Units/Facilities

Home Health Care Agencies and Services


Hospice Programs

Intermediate Care Facilities

Maine Background Check Center

Mental Health Facilities

Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech Pathology Services

Portable X-ray Services

Rural Health Clinics

Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities (Long Term Care)

Sentinel Events

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

All DHHS Rules