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Facility Standards (Consumers' Page)

The Bureau of Facility Standards, in cooperation with the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Welfare, serves and protects Idahoans requiring health-related services, supports, and supervision in care facilities by:

  • Promoting each individual's rights, well-being, safety, dignity, and highest level of functional independence; 
  • Enforcing compliance with state rules and federal regulations; and
  • Providing information and education.

We license and certify health care providers/suppliers following state and federal regulatory requirements, as applicable. We also conduct complaint investigations relating to these providers/suppliers.

In order to help determine if/when care for an elder may be appropriate, and the type of setting, please visit this web site Elder Care Checklists.


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Contact information


Mailing Address
Bureau of Facility Standards
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0009
Physical Address
3232 W. Elder Street
Boise, ID 83705





Office Phone 
(208) 334-6626 then Option 5
Fax Number  
(208) 364-1888


CNA Hotline 
(800) 748-2480
Home Health Hotline 
(800) 345-1453