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ISDH Home > Long Term Care > Residential Care Facility Licensing Program Residential Care Facility Licensing Program

Program Overview

The Residential Care Facility Licensing Program conducts health surveys and investigates complaints in order to assess the compliance of about 100 residential care providers with the rules and regulations.

Contact the Program

Indiana State Department of Health
Division of Long Term Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7442 (Long Term Care Receptionist)
(317) 233-1325 (ISDH Main Switchboard)
Map

Program Manager
Miriam Buffington
mbuffington@isdh.in.gov
(317) 233-7613
(317) 233-7322 [Fax]

Report a Complaint or Incident to the ISDH

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 State Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the ISDH 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.

Consumer Information

Advance Directives Resource Center

Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Declaration and Order 

Consumer Reports

Residential Care Facility Consumer Reports

Directories

Directory of Free Standing Residential Care Facilities

Directory of Non-Free Standing Residential Care Facilities

Employment Opportunities

Learn more about Employment Opportunities with the Indiana State Department of Health

Forms

Administrator or Director of Nursing Change Form

Application for Approval of the Dining Assistant Program

Application for Construction Permit for Long Term Care Facilities

Application for Conversion from Residential or Non-Certified Comprehensive Facility to Medicare/Medicaid

Application for Conversion from State Licensed Only to Medicare/Medicaid Participation

Application for License to Operate a Health Facility

Application for New Facility Residential Care Facility

Application for Renewal of Health Facility License

Bed Change Request

Bed Inventory

Change of Ownership Residential Facility

Employee Records
 
Notice of Transfer and Discharge

Notice of Transfer and Discharge Request for Hearing

Nurse Aide Registry CNA Renewal

QMA Record of Annual In-service Training

Laws and Regulations

State Laws and Rules

Indiana Code 16-28; Licensure of Health Facilities

410 IAC 7-24; Retail Food Establishment Sanitation Requirements

410 IAC 16.2; Licensure of Health Facilities Rules

412 IAC 1; Emergency Relocation of Residents

412 IAC 2; Qualified Medication Aides

Indiana Law and Rules Homepage

Indiana Register

Limited Criminal History Search

Links

Professional Organizations

American Health Information Management Association

Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Hoosier Owners and Providers for the Elderly

Indiana Assisted Living Association

Indiana Chapter of  the American Physical Therapy Association

Indiana Health Care Association

Indiana State Medical Association

Indiana State Nurses Association

Leading Age Indiana

State Government

Division of Aging (FSSA)

Division of Mental Health and Addiction (FSSA)

Indiana Public Access Counselor

Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (FSSA)

Community Benefit Planning

Federal Government

National Government Services

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Health Care Excel (HCE)

National Patient Safety Foundation

Office of Civil Rights

Newsletters

Newsletters and Subscription Home Page

Program Information and Policies

Construction Plan Review for Long Term Care Facilities

ISDH Program Guidance Letter LTC-2005-01
Alzheimer and Dementia training requirements for comprehensive and residential facilities.