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August 17, 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


The Department of Health & Welfare, Division of Licensing & Certification, intends to promulgate rules and desires public comment prior to initiating formal rulemaking procedures. The rules under consideration are IDAPA 16.03.19, "Rules Governing Certified Family Homes." The intent is to update and revise certification requirements for Certified Family Homes operating in Idaho. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: admission process; adult hourly care; assessments; certification limitations; changes in location; definitions; elements of care; enforcement actions; eviction process; fire and life safety standards; medication policy; ongoing training requirements; physical home standards; plan of service; reporting and investigation of incidents and accidents; resident funds and finances; resident records; resident rights; variances and waivers; and voluntary home closures.

Negotiated Rulemaking sessions will be held in each of the seven regions in late May and early June. Dates, times, and locations for these meetings can be found in the Idaho Administrative Bulletin May 3, 2017 - Vol. 17-5, Docket No. 16-0319-1701, on page 67 of the publication, which is linked below.

Attendance of these meetings is voluntary. If you are a CFH provider, the Department will credit you with two hours of ongoing training if you choose to attend.

If you are unable to attend a Negotiated Rulemaking session, but would like to provide recommendations and/or comments on these proposed rules, you may submit these in writing on or before June 9, 2017, to the address below.

Steve Millward

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

PO Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0009 


Generic Uniform Assessment Tool - Thursday, April 06, 2017

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 

Negotiated Rulemaking


Monday, May 22, 2017

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Region 5 - DHW Office

823 Harrison

Twin Falls, ID 83301

Friday, May 26, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Region 7 - DHW Office

150 Shoup Ave

2nd Floor Large Conference Room

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Friday, May 26, 2017

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Region 6 - DHW Office

1070 Hiline Rd.

2nd Floor Conference Room 230

Pocatello, ID 83201

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Region 3 - DHW Office

3402 Franklin Rd.

W. Sawtooth/E. Grand Teton Conference Room

Caldwell, ID 83607

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Region 4 - DHW Office

3232 Elder St.

Conference Room D (East & West)

Boise, ID 83705

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Region 2 - DHW Office

1118 "F" Street

3rd Floor Conference Room

Lewiston, ID 83501

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Region 1 - DHW Office

1120 Ironwood Dr.

Conference Room #118

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

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