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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Alerts and Announcements

Provider Lists & Survey Results

State Licensed-Only Providers

Federal Certification and State Licensure Providers

Informational Letters

ICF/ID Information & Training Modules

ICF/IID Training Modules have been designed to assist with the application and understanding of the processes necessary for the provider group to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate aspects of the regulatory requirements relating to the population served.

Mailing Address & Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Bureau of Facility Standards
Attn: ICF/ID Program
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0009

Physical Address:
3232 W. Elder St
Boise, ID 83705


Office Phone:
(208) 334-6626 then Option 4
Office Fax:
(208) 364-1888


National Resources

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