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Facility Fire Safety & Construction

(Providers' Page)

This program provides oversight and management of the facility fire safety and building construction (FFS&C) requirements for all state licensed and/or federally certified health care facilities.  To accomplish these tasks, FFS&C staff perform facility plans reviews and approvals, on-site plan inspections/finalizations, consultations, and periodic facility fire and safety surveys, including complaint/fire investigations.  At present, our scope of responsibilitiy includes:
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities 
  • End Stage Renal Disease Facilities
  • Residential Care or Assisted Living Facilities

If you would like to receive an email notifying you of updates to this page, please copy the URL address for this page, click the Monitor button below, and follow the instructions.  You may set the frequency and type of notification, and the email will provide instructions on how to disenroll from the notification system.


F329 as relates to Residents at End of Life and/or on Hospice - Tuesday, January 20, 2015
A new Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) has been added as relates to the application of F329 as it relates to residents who are at the End of Life and/or on hospice care.  You may also view this FAQ by clicking F329 and End of Life care
Electronic Plan of Correction (ePOC) - Wednesday, October 08, 2014
On September 19, 2014 the Bureau sent an email to all Long Term Care providers in Idaho announcing our intent to implement the CMS ePOC.  We have submitted our request to CMS for their review and consideration, as well as approval.  Once the plan is approved we will initiate the steps necessary to implement the use of the ePOC, for both the provider community and our survey staff.  CMS has chosen to implement the ePOC in phases, with only the Long Term Care provider group being in the first phase.  In the event you missed the information in the email, here is the content:

I am pleased to announce that we will be implementing a web-based electronic plan of correction system.  We are currently working with CMS on this project; we do not have a firm implementation date.  I am expecting implementation sometime within the next 180 days.  The CMS Webinar will give you a sense of the process.  We anticipate providing additional training at the IHCA winter conference on February 18, 2015.

Below is the path to the provider ePOC training:

Enter the URL in your browser (or click on the link to the right) > select Online Training (left panel, third from bottom) > select ePOC (seventh from top) > enter your Name and email address then click Go > select ePOC Provider Webinar then enter requested information plus the password epocpvdr

The webinar states it takes 53 minutes to complete.


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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 3 

Fax Number:
(208) 364-1888