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Residential Care Apartment Complexes (RCACs) -- Rules and Regulations

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Definition: Wisconsin Statutes (exit DHS), Section 50.01(1d):

  • "Residential care apartment complex" means a place where 5 or more adults reside that consists of independent apartments, each of which has:

    • an individual lockable entrance and exit

    • a kitchen, including a stove

    • individual bathroom, sleeping and living areas

  • and that provides, to a person who resides in the place, not more than 28 hours per week of services that are supportive, personal and nursing services.

"Residential care apartment complex" does not include a nursing home or a community-based residential facility, but may be physically part of a structure that is a nursing home or community-based residential facility.

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Last Updated: March 29, 2011