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Bureau of Facility Standards
INFORMATIONAL LETTERS INDEX FOR HOSPITALS

IL#:                Issue Date:      Title:
1986-03
        07/03/1986       Use of RN’s and PA’s in Emergency Rooms

1989-04        04/25/1989       Continuous Cardiac Monitoring

1992-12        09/28/1992       TB Skin Testing (IDAPA 16.03.14200,03.B.II)

1994-06        07/18/1994       Revised Interpretive Guidelines for Condition of Participation: Infection Control

1997-01        03/06/1997       Clarification Regarding Providers that Expand Service Area Provider-Based Designation Discharge Planning Interpretive Guidelines

1998-16        12/28/1998       Reporting of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation Idaho Code, Section 39-5303
                                                   Hospitals, Nursing Facilities, ICFs/MR, RCFs

2001-02        01/26/2001       Appendix Q:  Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy
                                                   To all ASCs, ESRDs, HHA, Hospice, Hospitals, ICFs/MR, LTC, RHC, & OPTSP

2001-03        02/02/2001       Waiver Revocation

2001-11        10/31/2001       Transfilling of Small Portable Liquid Oxygen Units
                                                   All NFs, Hospitals, RALFs, ASCs, ICFs/MR

2002-04        03/11/2002       Effective Date of Medicare Approval of the American Osteopathic Association Deeming Authority for Critical Access Hospital (CAHs)

2002-06        03/11/2002      Clarification of Hospital Admission and Presurgical History and Physical Examination Requirements

2002-07        04/01/2002      Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Registry and Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEPT) Address and Phone Number Update
                                                  All Licensed Facilities and Providers, All nurse Aide Training Program Directors, All Nurse Aide Testing Site Coordinators

2002-20        12/16/2002     Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Regulations

2003-07        10/07/2003     We’re Moving 
                                                 All Health Care Facilities and/or Entities Licensed and/or Certified by the Bureau of Facility Standards

2004-01        02/02/2004     Survey and Certification Branch, State Agency Letter No. 759 dated December 17, 2003
                                                All Hospitals, ASCs, Nursing Facilities

                                        2004-01 Attachment

2004-06        03/30/2004     Procedures in the Event of a Fire in a Medicare- or Medicaid-Certified Health Care Facility 
                                                 All Nursing Facilities, RHCs, ICF/MRs, ESRDs, CAHs, Hospitals, ASCs, & OPT/SPs

                                        2004-06 Attachment                             

2004-07        06/22/2004    Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers; Chapters 18 and 19, Life Safety Code, 2000 and 2003 Editions
                                                All Hospitals and Nursing Facilities

2004-13        12/03/2004    State Operations Manual – Appendix V – Interpretive Guidelines – Responsibilities of Medicare Participating Hospitals in Emergency Cases (EMTALA)
                                               All Hospitals and CAHs                     

2004-14        12/03/2004   CMS Requirements for Hospital Medical Staff Privileging

                                      2004-14 Attachment

2004-16        12/03/2004   Clarification of Survey Agency Responsibilities in Obtaining Information for Civil Rights Clearances for Initial Certifications and Changes of Ownership (CHOW)
                                              All Hospitals and CAHs

                                      2004-16 Attachment                                        

2005-03        05/02/2005   Idaho Food Code
                                              All Nursing Facilities, Hospitals, and RALF’s

2005-13        12/20/2005   Location and Relocation of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Relocation of Necessary Provider CAHs

2007-05        04/25/2007  Clarification of Provider Name Nomenclature CMS S&C-07-16 dated March 2, 2007
                                               All Medicare-Certified Facilities and/or Providers

2007-09        10/01/2007  CMS S&C-08-03 dated November 5, 2007 Initial Surveys for New Medicare Providers
                                               All Idaho Non-Long Term Care Facilities and Providers

                                     2007-09 Attachment

2010-03        05/25/2010  S&C-10-18-LSC Revision of S&C-04-41 dated August 12, 2004, Corridor Width & Corridor Mounted Computer Touch Screens in Health Care Facilities – Clarification Effective Immediately, Skilled
                                             Nursing Facilities/Nursing Facilities (SNF/NF’s), Hospitals

                                    2010-03 Attachment

2010-04        06/23/2010  Idaho Diet Manual, 10th Edition
                                             All NF’s, Hospitals, & ICFs/MR

2011-02       06/30/2011  Updated NFPA Alert Regarding Antifreeze – Important Safety Information Regarding Antifreeze in New and Existing Sprinkler Systems
                                    All Nursing Facilities, Hospitals, ASCs, ESRDs, and ICFs/ID

2012-05       12/18/2012  CMS S&C-12-35 dated June 15, 2012 ~ Safe Use of Single Dose/Single Use Medications to
Prevent Healthcare- Associated Infections

                                     All Idaho Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Hospices, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities/Nursing Facilities (SNF/NFs), Critical Access Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Rural Health Clinics, and End Stage Renal Disease Providers

                                     2012-05 Attachment