Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
The Bureau of Community and Health Systems performs state licensing and federal certification regulatory duties as required by state and federal laws. The bureau programs are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of individuals receiving care and services through various covered licensed/certified provider types. Activities include issuance of state licenses and construction permits, routine inspections, complaint investigations, enforcement of state and federal requirements, and a host of other regulatory activities. The bureau covers more than 20 various provider types.
The Bureau is pleased to provide a new feature through GovDelivery which allows you to sign up for announcements and alerts from the Bureau of Community and Health Systems by specific provider types. Your information will not be shared.
On March 30, 2020, CMS issued blanket waivers to address the growing COVID-19 pandemic. These waivers are now in effect and do not need to be requested. A detailed list of the waivers can be found here.
If a provider/supplier wishes to apply for an 1135 waiver they must complete the web-based tool located at CMS PHE Emergency Web Portal. Training on the new system can be found on the following link: CMS YouTube 1135 Waiver and Inquiry Web Training. More Information can be found on CMS memo QSO-21-11-All.
For further information you can review the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Provider Fact Sheet.