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Comprehensive Care Facility (Nursing Homes) Licensing and Certification Program

The Comprehensive Care Facility Licensing and Certification Program enforces the rules and regulations for long term care facilities. The Program staff conducts health and life safety code surveys and investigates complaints in order to assess the compliance of the facilities with the rules and regulations. Consumers looking for information and resources can visit the Long Term Care Consumer Information webpage.

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.

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.  An Incident report form is provided for health care facilities to report incidents to the IDOH.

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.

Contact the Program

Indiana Department of Health
Division of Long Term Care
2 N. Meridian St., 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Division Director
Brenda Buroker
bburoker@isdh.in.gov
LTC Licensing and Enforcement Program
Program Director
Miriam Buffington
mbuffington@isdh.in.gov
Long Term Care Switchboard: 317-233-7442
IDOH Main Switchboard: 317-233-1325
Fax: 317-233-7322
317-234-7340
Administrative Assistant: 317-233-7295
317-233-7613
Administrative Assistant: 317-234-3069
Questions: Ltcproviderservices@isdh.IN.gov 

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