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Birthing Center Licensing Program

A birthing center is a freestanding entity that has the sole purpose of delivering a normal or uncomplicated pregnancy. A birthing center does not include a hospital licensed as a hospital under Indiana Code 16-21-2. The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) monitors the health care quality of birthing centers through the licensure process. IDOH surveyors visit centers bi-annually for licensure inspections or more often if complaints are filed about a center.

Report a Complaint or Incident to the IDOH

Report a complaint regarding a health care facility
Individuals can call or email to make complaints about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care providers or suppliers.

Report an incident regarding a health care facility
The Incident Report Form is for health care facilities to notify the Indiana Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the IDOH Reportable Unusual Occurrence Policy. The Incident Report Form is also for health care facility staff (nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and hospice agencies) to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident pursuant to Federal regulations. This form is not to be used to file a complaint.

Contact the Program

Indiana Department of Health
Division of Acute & Continuing Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Program Manager
Jennifer Hembree
Acute Care Receptionist: 317-233-7474
IDOH Main Switchboard: 317-233-1325
Administrative Assistant: 317-233-7472

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