Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

COVID-19 Announcements

Revised CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes - Thursday, July 2, 2020

Summary of Changes to the Guidance:

  • Tiered recommendations to address nursing homes in different phases of COVID-19 response
  • Added a recommendation to assign an individual to manage the facility’s infection control program
  • Added guidance about new requirements for nursing homes to report to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
  • Added a recommendation to create a plan for testing residents and healthcare personnel for SARS-CoV-2

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Notice of Change: Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL) Testing for Long-Term Care Facilities - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Idaho Bureau of Laboratories has issued revised guidance on specimens related to the COViD-19 for Nursing Homes.

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NHSN Frequently Asked Questions - Monday, June 15, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 NHSN reporting requirements for nursing homes became effective on May 8, 2020. Data submitted to NHSN are shared with CMS on a weekly basis, enabling the agency to evaluate requirement compliance and publicly publish facility-level information. CMS memo QSO-20-29-NH provides additional information for nursing homes to meet COVID-19 reporting requirements.

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APIC Resources for Coronavirus/COVID-19 - Monday, April 13, 2020

APIC is making available free resources relating to coronavirus/COVID-19 and Long Term Care facilities.

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CDC Environmental Sanitation Products Recommendations - Monday, April 13, 2020

Lists of CDC recommendations for environmental sanitation products.

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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

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
Office Phone:
(208) 334-6626 then Option 3 

Fax Number:
(208) 364-1888