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Community and Health Systems

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Community and Health Systems

About the Bureau of Community and Health Systems

The Bureau of Community and Health Systems (BCHS) performs 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, permitted, and certified facilities, agencies, programs, and individuals. The bureau oversees adult foster care facilities, adult foster care and children camps, freestanding surgical outpatient facilities, homes for the aged, hospice agencies and residences, hospitals, nursing homes, substance used disorder programs as well as certified nurse aides, nurse aide trainers, nurse aide training programs, and qualified interpreters.

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