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Health Care Providers
Bureau of Community and Health Systems – Covered Health Facilities and Agencies
Overview: The Bureau of Community and Health Systems performs state licensing and limited federal certification regulatory activities 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 provider types. Activities include issuance of state licenses and permits, routine inspections, complaint investigations, and enforcement of state and federal requirements to protect the health, safety, and welfare of patients and residents being served by these facilities and agencies.
Emergent Event Reporting: The following link is to be used by residential health care facilities for reporting fires, fire watches, and emergent events lasting more than 6 hours, such as natural disasters, outside/external threats, and critical lack of staff: Fire Watch and Emergent Event Reporting System. (This excludes adult foster care facilities, hospice agencies, and adult foster care and child camps.)
GovDelivery: GovDelivery 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.
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.
Important Notes: For information on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certification process, visit the Bureau of Survey and Certification website.