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September 24, 2017

Certified Family Homes - Providers Page

Certified Family Homes (CFH) provide a safe, family-style living environment for adults who need some assistance with the activities of daily living, but do not require a more restrictive institutional setting. Usually there are one or two adult residents in a CFH.  Each resident has a tailored care plan designed to meet their individual needs and to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in community activities.  The CFH is operated by a provider who has received the appropriate training and demonstrated the knowledge and experience to provide safe and effective services to the residents.  There are over 2,400 Certified Family Homes in communities across the state.

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Announcements and Alerts

NOTICE OF RULEMAKING - PROPOSED RULE - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

In compliance with Section 67-5221(1), Idaho Code, notice is hereby given that the Department has initiated proposed rulemaking procedures. The action is authorized pursuant to Sections 39-3505, and 56-1005, Idaho Code. The docket, No. 16-0319-1701, can be found from pages 117-170 in the Idaho Administrative Bulletin - September 6, 2017 - Vol. 17-9. Anyone may submit written comments regarding this proposed rulemaking. All written comments must be delivered on or before September 27, 2017, to the following contact:

Tamara Prisock

DHW - Administrative Rules Unit

P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0036

Fax: (208) 334-6558


Thank you to those who participated in the negotiated rulemaking sessions. Your input continues to be of great value as the rulemaking process continues. Comments received during the comment period will be taken into consideration as the docket goes before the Board of Health and Welfare this fall. For assistance or technical questions concerning the proposed rule, please contact Steve Millward, Program Manager, at (208) 334-0706. 


Certified Family Home providers serving private pay residents may use the Department's Generic Uniform Assessment tool in accordance with IDAPA


The Certified Family Home Program has updated it's Admission Policy and Agreement form to ensure provider compliance with IDAPA 16.03.19 and Idaho Landlord Tenant Law. The Department is recommending all CFH providers switch to the updated Admission Agreement effective immediately. 

Please refer to the Admission Agreement Guidance document for help in understanding how to use the updated Admission Policy and Agreement.



Regulatory Requirements and Guidance

  • CFH Providers: Have questions about whether you are in compliance with program rules? Call your local CFH Medical Program Specialist for answers! See the bottom of this CFH webpage for contacts, and Idaho Code 39-3527 for how they can help you. 



Name Role Office
Steven L. Millward     CFH Program Manager (208) 334-0706
Paula Naegele CFH Administrative Assistant   (208) 239-6273
Lynette Gneiting Region 1 CFH Specialist (208) 665-8841
Kim Cole Region 2 CFH Specialist (208) 799-4431 
Sandy Arnold Region 3 CFH Specialist (208) 455-7129
Carrie Johns Region 3 CFH Specialist (208) 455-7160
Tricia Eld Region 4 CFH Specialist (208) 334-0700
Josh Prigmore Region 4 CFH Specialist (208) 334-0700
Nora Gonzalez Region 5 CFH Specialist  (208) 732-1517 
Geneva Johnson Region 6 CFH Specialist (208) 239-6261
Bob Solinsky Region 7 CFH Specialist (208) 528-5720
Lisa Thompson Region 7 CFH Specialist  (208) 528-5726 

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