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April 28, 2017


Department Directed Long Term Care Survey Report - Friday, August 05, 2016

The Department directed Long Term Care Survey report is now available, along with the Department's response. Click on the individual items below to view the actual documents:


Report Department's Response

Executive Summary  Response

Table of Contents Updated Response

Final Report

The documents above, along with the Report's tabbed data, may be accessed by following this link Long Term Care Report, Contents, and DHW Response Documents


Changes to Area III Adult Protection Services - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Idaho Commission on Aging has announced the renaming, and other changes, of the Area 3 Adult Protection Services.


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ePOC Survey Process and IDR Process - Friday, November 25, 2016

The electronic Plan of Correction (ePOC) has no relationship to the Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) process.  A facility must follow instructions, found within the posted letter, outlining steps required to submit a request for IDR review.  Those requests for an IDR are not to be included as an attachment for a submitted Plan of Correction.  Please review the IDR process letter.

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LTC Technology Mini-Grants - Wednesday, November 25, 2015
I am pleased to announce the process to apply for Mini-Grants to implement technology to improve the quality of life for residents in your nursing facilities is complete.  

Grant Guidelines

Application Information 

Provider Lists & Survey Results

State Licensed-Only Providers

Federal Certification and State Licensure Providers

Informational Letters

Education & Update Information

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Bureau of Facility Standards
Attn: Long Term Care Program
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0009
Physical Address:
3232 W. Elder St
Boise ID 83705
Office Phone:
(208) 334-6626 then Option 2
Office Fax:
(208) 364-1888
MDS Help Desk:
(800) 263-5339 or (208) 378-5898



Reporting Events

Report Events
Reporting Requirements

Facility Instructions

Reported events need to include both the event AND the facility's investigation results for that event.  Standard reporting guidelines still apply.  The URL for the portal site has been corrected on page 2 of the instructions.  The correct URL is


Survey Forms

Changes to CNA Certification Checks

Changes to use of CNA verification activities:
  • SSNs are masked upon entry for search
  • DOB is now required when requesting a search by SSN
  • Captcha is now required