The following conditions are required to set up a nursing home:
First, the nursing home has a fixed service area, living area, outdoor and indoor rest places.
Second, meet China's fire safety and health and epidemic prevention safety standards.
Third, there are funds that can ensure the normal life of residents and
the service personnel can start relevant service activities.
Fourth, have complete certificates and articles of association handled by relevant institutions.
Fifth, there are service personnel and medical personnel to carry out relevant services.
《敬老院管理暂行法》第三章，院务管： 第十条 敬老院实行院长负责制，院长负责全面工作。其主要职责是：
Chapter III of the interim law on the administration of nursing homes,
hospital affairs management: Article 10 the nursing homes shall
implement the president responsibility system, and the President shall
be responsible for the overall work. Its main responsibilities are: (1)
to implement the national guidelines, policies and regulations on the
five guarantees and the work of nursing homes; （2） Organize the
formulation of various rules and regulations in the hospital and the
development plan of the nursing home; （3） Organize the development of
the hospital run economy, enhance the vitality of the nursing home's own
development, and constantly improve the living standards of the
dependants; （4） Supervise and urge staff to perform their duties,
establish a post responsibility system, implement target management, and
protect the legitimate rights and interests of dependent personnel from
infringement. Article 11 the nursing home shall establish a hospital
affairs management committee. His duties are to implement the policies
and principles of running the hospital, review important matters in the
hospital, and inspect and supervise the work of the president and staff.