Residential Care Apartment Complexes (RCACs) - Rules and Regulations

Definition: Wisconsin Statutes, 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.

State Regulations:

Last Revised: February 3, 2016