Residential Care Apartment Complexes (RCACs): Rules and Regulations

Definition: Wisconsin Stat. § 50.01(6d):

"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.

Waiver or Variance Requests

View Waivers, Approvals, Variances, and Exceptions: Assisted Living for information to submit a request.

Last Revised: February 4, 2020