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Alerts/Announcements

CDC Enhanced Precautions - Thursday, December 19, 2019

We are getting a lot of questions on implementation of Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes.  The enhanced precautions from the CDC are not a requirement at this time, rather a potential standard of practice from a nationally recognized source.

The following is a link to FAQ’s from the CDC;

https://www.cdc.gov/hai/containment/faqs.html

Should a facility choose to implement Enhanced Barrier Precautions as a component of the Infection Control program, we would suggest the following steps: 

  • Approval by the Medical Director, QAPI program 
  • Development of Policy and Procedure, potentially updating the facility assessment      
  • Staff training         
  • Monitoring of the implementation and outcomes

At some point this may need to be implemented as part of your Infection Prevention program but not at this time.

 

 
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

Toolkit & Resources

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Bureau of Facility Standards
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0009
 
Physical Address:
3232 W. Elder Street
Boise, ID 83705
E-mail:
fsb@dhw.idaho.gov 
 
Office Phone:
(208) 334-6626 then Option 3 

Fax Number:
(208) 364-1888

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