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Licensing & Certification (Consumers' Page)

                    Licensing and Certification

Welcome to the Division of Licensing & Certification web page.  This Division licenses and inspects healthcare facilities and agencies including hospitals,  nursing homes,  rural health clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, renal dialysis centers, Residential/Assisted Living Facilities, Developmental Disability Agencies, and Residential Habilitation agencies.  Periodic inspections ensure Idaho citizens receive safe, high quality care. The Division manages the certification program for Certified Family Homes. 

These web pages offer information on overviews, application processes, regulatory requirements, best practices, educational resources, and links relating to specific groups of health care providers/suppliers.  The information serves as a means for communicating changes related to the healthcare community.  In most cases, the information centers on operation and management of a facility/agency rather than on a person within that facility/agency.  These pages contain links to find various health care providers and the results of routine, periodic, oversight, and complaint inspections/investigations for the provider types.  There are multiple types of providers with two primary groups:

State & Federal Programs (Federally Certified and/or State Licensed Providers)
- include: ambulatory surgery centers, end stage renal disease centers, home health agencies, hospice agencies, hospitals, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, outpatient physical therapy/speech pathology, and rural health clinics.  Certification for these provider types refers to certification by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS).  Information is provided for locating these provider/agency types as well as the results of facility inspections - also known as surveys.

State-Only Programs (State Licensed/Certified Providers)
- includes: certified family homes, developmental disabilities agencies/Residential Habilitation, and residential care/assisted living facilities.  Certified refers to certification by the state to operate a facility/agency.  Information is provided for locating these provider/agency types as well as the results of facility inspections - also known as surveys.

To help determine if/when elder care may be appropriate, and the type of setting, please visit the Elder Care Checklists web site.

 

Programs and Information

Provider Lists & Survey Results


State Licensed-Only

Federal Certification and State Licensure (C&L)

Contacts

  

Licensing & Certification  
(208) 364-1959  ALC@dhw.idaho.gov
 
   
State-Only Programs:    
   

   Certified Family Homes   

(208) 239-6273  ALC@dhw.idaho.gov

   DDA/ResHab

(208) 364-1959 ALC@dhw.idaho.gov

   Residential Care/Assisted Living 

(208) 364-1962 RALF@dhw.idaho.gov

State & Federal Programs:  

   Bureau of Facility Standards-
      Administration
 (208) 334-6626
      Option 5
 FSB@dhw.idaho.gov 
      Fire Life Safety & Construction
      Option 3  FSB@dhw.idaho.gov
      Nursing Homes       Option 2  FSB@dhw.idaho.gov
      All Other Provider Types       Option 4  FSB@dhw.idaho.gov
 
 For all Licensing & Certification Programs:
 Mailing Address:            

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PO Box 83720        
Boise, ID 83720-0009

 Physical Address:

3232 Elder Street
Boise ID 83705