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The Department is seeking public input on updates to the rules for Residential Care or Assisted Living Facilities in Idaho. The topics will include the following: 1. Update of references to the National Fire Protection Association Standards; 2. Option of national accreditation for facilities in lieu of regular recertification surveys; 3. Update and clarification of existing licensure requirements; and 4. Relaxation or elimination of requirements identified through the negotiation process.

Persons wishing to participate in the negotiated rulemaking may do any of the following: 1. Attend the negotiated rulemaking meeting and participate in the negotiation process; 2. Provide oral or written recommendations, or both, at the negotiated rulemaking meeting; 3. Submit written recommendations and comments to the address below. Send to: Hand Deliver to: Idaho Department of Health & Welfare 3232 Elder Street Division of Licensing and Certification Boise, ID 83705 Attn: Tamara Prisock Attn: Tamara Prisock P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0036 e-mail:

All written comments on the negotiated rules must be directed to the contact person specified above under “Method of Participation” and must be delivered on or before Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Draft Rules - Residential Care or Assisted Living Facilities in Idaho

New Dietary Videos Available - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

We are excited to announce there are new food training videos available on our website along with handouts. Please look at the far right-side of the website under resource links, then go to the plus sign by “Food Safety/Nutrition”. The videos will be listed, with the handouts below them. The videos are titled: Basic Food Safety, Menus & Recipes, Customer Service, Memory Care, Tips & Tricks and Potluck. We hope you and your staff learn new information and enjoy these videos.

Professional RCA Courses - Thursday, May 23, 2019

The following Professional RCA courses are now open for registration in FLARES:

 Licensing and Certification’s Professional RCA (Administrator) Training - These courses are for licensed administrators currently working in an Idaho assisted living facility.  

Drug Diversion – Pocatello on Thursday 10/10/2019 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm –

Drug Diversion – Boise on Wednesday 10/30/2019 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm -

Infection Control – Pocatello on Thursday 10/10/2019 from 9:00 am - noon –

Disaster Preparedness – Boise on Wednesday 10/23/2019 from 9:00 am – noon -

Future Professional RCA courses will be announced as they become available for registration.

2019 Assisted Living Training Courses Available - Tuesday, May 07, 2019

The following 2019 Assisted Living Training courses are now open for registration. When registering for a course, you will be placed on a wait-list and notified when your registration has been accepted and you may attend the course.

If you do not have a FLARES account, follow any of the links below to create one. DO NOT REGISTER FOR SOMEONE ELSE. If you need any assistance, please contact the Assisted living team.

  • Professional RCA (Residential Care Assisted Living Administrators).
These courses are for licensed administrators, who are currently working in an Idaho Assisted Living facility. These courses are to enhance the professional RCA’s knowledge and will be presented by topic expert speakers. Dates and topics will be announced throughout the year.

Assisted Living Provider Portal - Friday, October 28, 2016

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Residential Care or Assisted Living Program
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0009

Physical Address:
3232 Elder St
Boise ID 83705

Office Phone:
(208) 364-1962
Fax Number:
(208) 364-1888

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