Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

Facility Standards (Providers' Page)

The Bureau of Facility Standards, in cooperation with the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Welfare, serves and protects Idahoans requiring health-related services, supports, and supervision in care facilities by:

  • Promoting each individual's rights, well-being, safety, dignity, and highest level of functional independence; 
  • Enforcing compliance with state rules and federal regulations; and
  • Providing information and education.

We license and certify health care providers/suppliers following state and federal regulatory requirements, as applicable. We also conduct complaint investigations relating to these providers/suppliers.

COVID-19 Announcements

CMS COViD Toolkit - Thursday, May 14, 2020

CMS has released a COViD Toolkit. This compendium is not intended as guidance from CMS. It does not replace or serve as a substitute for CMS requirements and policy. The actions outlined in this document have not been evaluated for effectiveness by CMS or any government agency. This compendium is solely an informational product offered by CMS to nursing homes as well as state and local officials during the National Public Health Emergency.

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CDC COVID-19 Prevention Messages: Mini Webinar Series for Long-Term Care Staff - Thursday, May 7, 2020

CDC has launched a new mini webinar training series for frontline long-term care and nursing home staff. This series of 5 short webinars reviews basic infection prevention steps including: proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and facemasks, how and when to perform hand hygiene, how and when to clean surfaces, and the need to check residents and staff daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Learn more about your role in protecting residents and keeping COVID-19 out of your facility. 

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Idaho Health Alerts - Wednesday, April 15, 2020

If you are not receiving Idaho Health Alerts from your local Health District, please make sure you are signed up at

If you are signed up and still not receiving alerts, please check your profile and make sure it is current with the appropriate role(s) assigned.

Fraud Alert from Office on Civil Rights (OCR) - Wednesday, April 15, 2020

From OCR, this alert:It has come to OCR’s attention that an individual posing as an OCR Investigator has contacted HIPAA covered entities in an attempt to obtain protected health information (PHI).  The individual identifies themselves on the telephone as an OCR investigator, but does not provide an OCR complaint transaction number or any other verifiable information relating to an OCR investigation.

HIPAA covered entities and business associates should alert their workforce members, and can take action to verify that someone is an OCR investigator by asking for the investigator’s email address, which will end in, and asking for a confirming email from the OCR investigator’s email address.  If organizations have additional questions or concerns, please send an email to:

Suspected incidents of individuals posing as federal law enforcement should be reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The FBI issued a public service announcement about COVID-19 fraud schemes at:

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Idaho Public Health Districts - Monday, April 13, 2020

This is the link for the Idaho Public Health Districts website:

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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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Nutrition/Dietary References - Monday, April 13, 2020

The website with lots of current Covid resources for food/nutrition - and soon to be about 12 “mini series” webinars on various topic from dishwashing to cart delivery to fortification of meals to reducing depression and isolation through dining, etc.

 read more ... COVID-19 Tools - Monday, April 13, 2020 is making available COVID-19 planning tools through June 30, 2020.

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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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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 5
Fax Number  
(208) 364-1888

CNA Hotline 
(800) 748-2480
Home Health Hotline 
(800) 345-1453

National Resources

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