Human Services Licensing
This is a resource page containing guidance for agencies that are licensed by DHS. If you are looking for information about specific providers or their inspection results please visit the Human Services Provider Directory page.


Licensing Information

Click on a category below to view forms, regulations, interpretations, policies and more.


What's New

  • BHSL will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 10:00am - 11:30 am for Personal Care Home and Assisted Living Providers entitled "Have Questions About Licensing? Where to Get Answers from BHSL: 2019 Update”. Registration is required to attend the webinar and may be accessed through this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1462951195682742795. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Any questions may be directed to the Operator Support Hotline at (866) 503-3926 or ra-pwarlheadquarters@state.pa.us.
  • The Spring schedule is now available for the free training programs for Personal Care and Assisted Living Administrators provided by Northampton Community College. Links to for these trainings can be found under the Personal Care Home Licensing and Assisted Living Residence Licensing tabs under “Training Information”, or you can visit the College’s website at www.northampton.edu/pcha and click on the link: View descriptions and course registration information for currently available classes. If you have any questions, please call the college at 1-877-543-0998.
  • New Free training programs for Personal Care and Assisted Living Administrators provided by Temple University. The training sessions are titled: “Introduction to Motivational Interviewing” and “Person Centered Assessments and Support Plans”. Links to for these trainings can be found under the Personal Care Home Licensing and Assisted Living Residence Licensing tabs or you can visit the Institute’s website at noncredit.temple.edu/ips/pcha to register for the training sessions. If you have any questions, please email pamela.vierra@temple.edu, or call the institute at 215-204-4866 if you need technical assistance with registering.

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