What is Chapter 6400?

  • This chapter is based on the principle of normalization which defines the right of the individual with mental retardation to live a life which is as close as possible in all aspects to the life which any member of the community might choose.
  • For the individual with mental retardation who requires a residential service, the design of the service shall be made with the individual's unique needs in mind so that the service will facilitate the person's ongoing growth and development


What purpose does it serve?

  • The purpose of this chapter is to protect the health, safety and well-being of individuals with mental retardation, through the formulation, implementation and enforcement of minimum requirements for the operation of community homes for people with mental retardation


How does this differ from other chapters in the state?

  • There are four different sets of regulations of licensed services in the state of PA (2380, 2390, 6400, and 6500) 
        **6500 pertains to Family Living Homes
  • The chapter 6400 regulations hold residential care providers to the most strict set of guidelines in the state.


General Requirements:

  • The requirements are but not limited to:
     *Licensure or approval of facilities and agencies
     *Maximum capacity
     *Fire safety occupancy permit
     *Reporting Abuse
     *Reporting of unusual incidents
     *Record of incidents
     *Criminal history check
     *Individual funds and property managment
     *Grievance procedures


For Full 6400 information and Requirements:

  • For full details visit the Pennsylvania code website at:





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