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Long Term Care/Nursing Homes

Welcome to the home page for the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) Division of Long Term Care. The Division of Long Term Care is responsible for state licensing and federal certification programs for long term care facilities. The IDOH has created individual program home pages for the programs. Links to the program pages are below. Consumers looking for information and resources can visit the Long Term Care Consumer Information webpage.

Long Term Care Newsletters / COVID-19

Long Term Care Newsletters related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Announcements

Indiana Healthcare Leadership Conference – Recordings now available

The Indiana Healthcare Leadership Conference "Moving Forward & Recognizing Concerns" was held Tuesday, Nov. 2. The conference covered three main topics: the effects of COVID-19 on healthcare, personnel, facilities, and families; healthcare concerns related to acute and chronic wounds in long-term care facilities; and the transformation of long-term services and support systems.

Recordings of the sessions are available to view here.

Report a Complaint, Incident or Crime to the IDOH

Report a complaint regarding a health care facility

Any individual may submit a complaint to the IDOH about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care facility or entity. The IDOH investigates all complaints. The above link is to a page that provides information about the complaint process and how to report a complaint. A Complaint report form is provided for individuals to assist in the reporting of care issues.

Report an incident regarding a health care facility

State or federal regulations require health facilities or entities to report certain types of “incidents” to the IDOH. The above link is to a page that provides information about the incident reporting process and how a health care facility or entity reports incidents.

Report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a long term care resident

Federal law requires “covered individuals” to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a long term care resident to the IDOH and a local law enforcement entity. Covered individuals include an owner, operator, employee, manager, agent, or contractor of the facility. The included facilities include a nursing home, hospice, or intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF-IID). The above link is to a page that provides information for long term care providers about the crime reporting requirements and how to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident. A Reporting a crime form is provided for individuals to report suspected crimes to the IDOH.

Survey Report System

Access the Survey Report System

The Survey Report System will be utilized as part of the state licensing and federal certification of health care facilities.  The Survey Report System will enable facilities to view/print survey reports and survey related documents online.  The Survey Report System will also allow facilities to complete the survey Plan of Correction (POC) online via an internet-based system.  The Survey Report System allows the facility to upload supporting documents as part of the Plan of Correction.

Long Term Care Licensing and Certification Programs

Aide Training, Certification and Registry

Certificate of Need Program

Comprehensive Care Facility (Nursing Homes) Licensing and Certification Program

Informal Dispute Resolution Information Program

Life Safety Code Program

Residential Care Facility Licensing Program

Contact

Indiana Department of Health
Division of Long Term Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Division Director
Brenda Buroker
bburoker@isdh.in.gov
Long Term Care Switchboard: 317-233-7442
IDOH Main Switchboard: 317-233-1325
317-234-7340
Administrative Assistant: 317-233-7295
Fax: 317-233-7322
Division Organization Chart
Long Term Care Contact List
Survey Area Map